Steroid induced glaucoma may develop after application of steroid preparations applied to the skin of the eyelids. This elevation occurs most frequently with chronic use, such as in patients with atopic dermatitis. Close IOP monitoring of these patients is essential and consideration of a non-steroidal topical medication, such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, should be considered as an alternative. Elevation in intraocular pressure has also been noted with application of steroids on skin that was not periocular, either from ocular contamination or systemic absorption.  Patients should be advised to wash their hands after applying dermatologic steroids or to use gloves.
1. Moisturizers. Some people cannot tolerate any moisturizer during withdrawal – especially in certain stages of withdrawal, but here are the moisturizers many of our forum members like to use. Please spot test everything to make sure the skin can tolerate the moisturizers or soaps and remember to only try one new thing at a time. Also note that the skin may accept something for a while and then become irritated at another stage of withdrawal when the same product is applied. Most people find emollients, ointments or balms made with simple ingredients to be more comfortable than creams or lotions.
Olive fruit oil – nourishing, anti-bacterial.
Beeswax – a natural emulsifier, provides a protective base and keeps the skin moisturised.
Safflower seed oil – excellent for sensitive skin.
Hemp seed oil – extremely nourishing, moisturising, rich in essential fatty acids (EFA’s), which are often lacking in those dry skin.
Tincture of nettle – rich in vitamins chickweed – rich in vitamin c, iron, calcium, potassium.
Tincture of calendula – for tissue regeneration.
Camomile – for softening and soothing.”