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Acute bilateral angle closure glaucoma induced by methazolamide

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Title: Acute bilateral angle closure glaucoma induced by methazolamide
Author(s): Aref, Ahmad A.; Sayyad, Fouad E.; Ayres, Bernadete; Lee, Richard K.
Subject(s): glaucoma glaucoma pharmacology angle closure glaucoma
Abstract: Purpose: To report a case of bilateral acute myopia and angle closure glaucoma after ingestion of methazolamide. Methods: An interventional case report of a 70-year-old male who developed bilateral, acute myopia and angle closure glaucoma after ingesting methazolamide tablets for the treatment of normal tension glaucoma. Results: Bilateral anterior chamber shallowing associated with ciliary body edema, supraciliary effusions, and shallow posterior choroidal effusions were documented with slit-lamp photography and high-frequency ultrasonography. Near complete resolution of these signs after discontinuation of methazolamide were also documented. Conclusion: Methazolamide may be associated with secondary myopia and angle closure glaucoma. Discontinuation of methazolamide leads to resolution of this process, as documented by slit-lamp photography and high-frequency ultrasonography.
Issue Date: 2013-02
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Citation Info: Aref AA, Sayyad FE, Ayres B, Lee RK. Acute bilateral angle closure glaucoma induced by methazolamide. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2013;7:279-82. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S41540.
Type: Article
Description: © 2013 Aref et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd. This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. This is a copy of an article published in the Clinical Ophthalmology © 2013 Dove Medical Press. DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S41540
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/10907
ISSN: 1177-5467
Sponsor: RKL is supported by NIH NEI grant EY016775. The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is supported by an unrestricted research grant from Research to Prevent Blindness and NIH center grant EY014801.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2013-12-13
 

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