Acute bilateral angle closure glaucoma induced by methazolamide

Ahmad A. Aref, Fouad E. Sayyad, Bernadete Ayres, Richard K. Lee

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2013

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Keywords

  • Angle closure glaucoma
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma pharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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