There are no adequate or well-controlled studies evaluating the use of Maxidex in pregnant women. Prolonged or repeated corticoid use during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of intra-uterine growth retardation. Infants born of mothers who have received substantial doses of corticosteroids during pregnancy should be observed carefully for signs of hypoadrenalism. Studies in animals have shown reproductive toxicity after systemic administration. The ocular administration of % dexamethasone also resulted in fetal anomalies in rabbits (see section ).
A: This is due to allergy, which you only get it in summer. Your doctor is right that steroid drops is not only harmful in the long run because of side effects but it's effect is also short lived. Wear sunglasses to reduce sensitivity to the eyes, wash your eyes with clean water frequently to get rid of allergens. Don't rub your eyes this will make things worse. Also use Opatanol eye drops 3 times a day or Sodium cromoglycate (Fintal) eye drops 3 times a day. This will not harm your eyes & give you long-term relief but you have to use it for several months at a time.