2018 - 2 Issue

Original article

Acute myopia with elevation of intraocular tension as an adverse side effect of antidepressant medication

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Case-report: The author presents case report of acute induced myopia with mild intraocular pressure elevation by young patient using trazodone. The presentation is completed with the documentation of anterior chamber depth and angle changes by using and after discontinuation of trazodone.

Conclusion: Acute transient myopia may be rare side effect of systemic used drugs in predisposed patients. Early and correct diagnosis is very important, because induced myopia may be accompanied by acute angle-closure glaucoma or supraciliary choroidal effusion. The only correct treatment in this case is discontinuation of the drug.