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Can carbamazepine cause glaucoma?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Maybe: Tegretol is an anti-cholinergic medication and may cause acute pressure increases in those with narrow anatomical drainage angles (closed angle glaucoma). It is generally safe in patients with open-angle glaucoma but should be observed closely.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Can induce angle closure glaucoma as well as rarely uveal effusion that can cause bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma.

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