Abstract Title:

Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-induced bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma and transient myopia.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec ;62(12):1165-7. PMID: 23571265

Abstract Author(s):

Ji Woong Lee, Ji Eun Lee, Hee Young Choi, Jong Soo Lee

Article Affiliation:

Ji Woong Lee


A 27-year-old woman developed bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG) and transient myopia after taking oseltamivir for four days. On the fourth day, she received systemic and topical intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering agents, and IOP decreased in both eyes. However, her visual acuity was unchanged. A myopic shift of -5.25 D OD and -5.0 D OS was estimated to have occurred in the acute phase. A-scan ultrasonography and Pentacam showed markedly shallow anterior chambers and increased lens thickness. Ultrasound biomicroscopy revealed an annular ciliochoroidal effusion with forward displacement of the lens-iris diaphragm. Ciliochoroidal effusion and transient myopia were resolved after discontinuation of oseltamivir.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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