Late bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma after administration of paroxetine in a patient with plateau iris configuration Academic Article uri icon


  • A 54-year-old emmetropic woman presented with a 3-day history of bilateral blurred vision and eye pain. Because of headaches of 3 months' duration, she underwent a neurologic examination, including comĀ­ puted tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain; the scans were completely normal. Two months earlier she had started oral therapy with paroxetine, 20 mg/d, for the treatment of depression. She was taking no other medications. Her ocular history was unremarkable. At examination her visual acuity was 6/60 in both eyes. Slit-lamp examination showed bilateral diffuse corneal epithelial edema, with no evidence of intraocular inflammation. The intraocular pressure (lOP) was 57 mm Hg in the right

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  • January 1, 2004