Medications Associated With Narrow Angle Glaucoma


Medications Associated With Narrow Angle Glaucoma, Drug-Induced Increased Introcular Pressure, Medication-Induced Intraocular Pressure, Medication Causes of Narrow Angle Glaucoma

  • Background
  1. Medications that dilate the pupil (Mydriasis ) decrease the anterior chamber angle
  2. Narrowed anterior chamber angle may increase Intraocular Pressure, triggering Narrow Angle Glaucoma
  3. Systemic agents may also cause ciliary body edema
  • Causes
  • Eye Preparations
  • Causes
  • Autonomic Medications
  • Causes
  • Sulfa-based Medications
  1. Topiramate
  2. Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole
  • Causes
  • Miscellaneous Medications
  1. Corticosteroids
    1. Risk of Open Angle Glaucoma with longterm Systemic Corticosteroids and especially intra- and periocular Corticosteroids
  2. Mefenamic Acid (Ponstel)
  3. Onabotulinum Toxin A
  4. Promethazine (Phenergan)