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2022 Sep

Rev Med Liege



[Drug-induced acute angle closure glaucoma].


Masereel M, Bonnet S, Marchand S
Rev Med Liege. 2022 Sep; 77(9):516-520.
PMID: 36082598.


Acute angle closure glaucoma is an ophthalmic emergency that can lead to blindness in some cases. The presenting signs are often suggestive, like ocular pain and blurred vision accompanied by headache, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms must be recognized as soon as possible, and the patient must be addressed, urgently, to an ophthalmologist for treatment. Many drugs may lead to an acute angle closure glaucoma in patients with risk factors. This article aims to remind the anatomical risk factors as well as the drugs that may induce an acute angle closure glaucoma. For a better understanding, this article will provide a brief reminder of the pathophysiological mechanism of acute angle closure glaucoma.