Glucocorticoids in the eye
Glucocorticoids have a small area of application in the treatment of ocular infections. A correct diagnosis is important, since corticosteroids can worsen herpes simplex infection. Indications for the use of corticosteroids are different kinds of keratitis, iritis, cyclitis, and iridocyclitis.
Corticosteroids exert their action after binding to a glucocorticoid receptor and interaction with the DNA. They alter the immune response.