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why should valium not be used if i have narrow angle glaucoma?

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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Valium can be used: I am not aware of any connection between glaucoma and the use of valium.
Answered on Jan 10, 2012
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
24 years experience LASIK Surgery
Pressure can rise: Valium is in a class of drugs that the fda has listed as a contraindication because of a potential further reduction in the angle of the eye responsible for passage of the eye fluid. If that angle is already narrow, any further narrowing may result in blockage of fluid flow causing the eye pressure to build up and cause redness, pain, and glaucoma damage to the eye nerve, which can be permanent.
Answered on Feb 15, 2019

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