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Iatrogenic acute angle closure glaucoma masked by general anaesthesia and intensive care

Iatrogenic acute angle closure glaucoma masked by general anaesthesia and intensive care
Iatrogenic acute angle closure glaucoma masked by general anaesthesia and intensive care
Acute angle closure glaucoma is a medical emergency which can result in blindness. As it is very painful patients are usually referred rapidly to an ophthalmologist. If it occurs following general anaesthesia however, the diagnosis may not be considered and symptoms such as pain and vomiting wrongly attributed. Delayed diagnosis puts the patient at risk both from the ocular complications of acute angle closure glaucoma, and also from inappropriate investigation and intervention. We report an illustrative case where bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma followed a general anaesthetic. The correct diagnosis was delayed for 11 days.
0041-6193
178-180
Lotery, A.J.
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Frazer, D.G.
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Lotery, A.J.
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Frazer, D.G.
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Lotery, A.J. and Frazer, D.G. (1995) Iatrogenic acute angle closure glaucoma masked by general anaesthesia and intensive care. Ulster Medical Journal, 64 (2), 178-180. (PMID:8533185)

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Abstract

Acute angle closure glaucoma is a medical emergency which can result in blindness. As it is very painful patients are usually referred rapidly to an ophthalmologist. If it occurs following general anaesthesia however, the diagnosis may not be considered and symptoms such as pain and vomiting wrongly attributed. Delayed diagnosis puts the patient at risk both from the ocular complications of acute angle closure glaucoma, and also from inappropriate investigation and intervention. We report an illustrative case where bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma followed a general anaesthetic. The correct diagnosis was delayed for 11 days.

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Published date: October 1995
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 359205
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359205
ISSN: 0041-6193
PURE UUID: f2d9a328-5453-49e5-b9a3-e46376a47fd5
ORCID for A.J. Lotery: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5541-4305

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Last modified: 31 Jan 2019 01:36

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