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Postoperative Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: A Rare but Serious Complication: A Case Report.
A A Pract 2019; 12(11):385-387P

Abstract

Acute angle-closure glaucoma is a rare complication of general anesthesia. If not treated in time, acute angle-closure glaucoma can potentially cause permanent loss of vision. Physicians should therefore be vigilant for the possibility of acute angle-closure glaucoma in patients who experience postoperative change or loss of vision. Recently, some reported a case of bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma after general anesthesia, in which the use of ephedrine was a possible trigger. This report begins by examining a case of unilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma. The potential triggers of this complication are discussed. This article concludes with a flowchart to aid anesthesiologists to accurately diagnose postoperative ophthalmic pathology.

Authors+Show Affiliations

From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Procedural Sedation and Analgesia.From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Procedural Sedation and Analgesia.Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Martini General Hospital Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Procedural Sedation and Analgesia.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31162162

Citation

Roor, Tessa L., et al. "Postoperative Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: a Rare but Serious Complication: a Case Report." A&A Practice, vol. 12, no. 11, 2019, pp. 385-387.
Roor TL, Kooijman JA, van der Ploeg JM, et al. Postoperative Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: A Rare but Serious Complication: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019;12(11):385-387.
Roor, T. L., Kooijman, J. A., van der Ploeg, J. M., & de Boer, H. D. (2019). Postoperative Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: A Rare but Serious Complication: A Case Report. A&A Practice, 12(11), pp. 385-387. doi:10.1213/XAA.0000000000000935.
Roor TL, et al. Postoperative Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: a Rare but Serious Complication: a Case Report. A A Pract. 2019 Jun 3;12(11):385-387. PubMed PMID: 31162162.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Postoperative Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: A Rare but Serious Complication: A Case Report. AU - Roor,Tessa L, AU - Kooijman,Johan A, AU - van der Ploeg,J Marinus, AU - de Boer,Hans D, PY - 2019/6/5/entrez PY - 2019/6/5/pubmed PY - 2019/11/26/medline SP - 385 EP - 387 JF - A&A practice JO - A A Pract VL - 12 IS - 11 N2 - Acute angle-closure glaucoma is a rare complication of general anesthesia. If not treated in time, acute angle-closure glaucoma can potentially cause permanent loss of vision. Physicians should therefore be vigilant for the possibility of acute angle-closure glaucoma in patients who experience postoperative change or loss of vision. Recently, some reported a case of bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma after general anesthesia, in which the use of ephedrine was a possible trigger. This report begins by examining a case of unilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma. The potential triggers of this complication are discussed. This article concludes with a flowchart to aid anesthesiologists to accurately diagnose postoperative ophthalmic pathology. SN - 2575-3126 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31162162/Postoperative_Acute_Angle-Closure_Glaucoma:_A_Rare_but_Serious_Complication:_A_Case_Report L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/XAA.0000000000000935 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -