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Postoperative Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: A Rare but Serious Complication: A Case Report.

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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.

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    From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Procedural Sedation and Analgesia.

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    From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Procedural Sedation and Analgesia.

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    Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Martini General Hospital Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

    From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Procedural Sedation and Analgesia.

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    A&A practice 12:11 2019 Jun 03 pg 385-387

    Pub Type(s)

    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 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://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=31162162 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -