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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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TORALES BENITEZ, Julio; DE DOMENICO MEYER, Enrique  and  DUARTE FARINA, Eliana. Acute glaucoma and myopia induced by the use of topiramate. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2019, vol.52, n.2, pp.35-38. ISSN 1816-8949.

Topiramate is a drug used in several diseases, such as neurological and psychiatric ones. Among its adverse effects are the production of acute myopia and glaucoma by secondary angular closure in previously healthy eyes. Although these are relatively infrequent adverse effects, they must be taken into consideration since their clinical expression (headache and periocular pain, among others) can often be confused with the pathology for which topiramate was being used (for example, for the treatment of migraine). The foregoing is important since such adverse effects will only cease with the interruption of the use of the drug. In this brief review article, we present basic concepts about the physiopathology and treatment of myopia and glaucoma by angular closure induced by the use of topiramate.

Keywords : Topiramate; myopia; glaucoma by secondary angular closure..

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