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2020 Jul-Sep

Saudi J Ophthalmol



Topiramate-induced angle closure glaucoma: Two unique case reports.


Alzendi NA, Badawi AH, Alhazzaa B, Alshahrani A, Owaidhah O
Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul-Sep; 34(3):202-204.
PMID: 34085015.


The aim of this study is to report the side effects of oral topiramate in two young patients presented with bilateral ocular blurring and discomfort, causing unique development of secondary acute angle closure (AAC) after discontinuation of oral topiramate. Both patients, with a history of seizure and migraine, respectively, were taking oral topiramate to control their mentioned diseases. Both had secondary AAC and high intraocular pressure, after discontinuing topiramate. They were treated with topical medications and underwent initial and subsequent multimodal imaging to track up their response to the management. Ocular side effect, during topiramate use and possibly even after discontinuation, will improve early detection of secondary AAC. Topical management along with multimodal imaging of such cases can give optimal results.