A 33-year-old member asked:
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how is it that valium should not be used if you have narrow angle glaucoma?

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Dr. Patrick Chan
12 years experience Lasik Surgery
It depends: Valium belongs in a class of medications that, in theory, could precipitate an angle closure attack (as a weak anticholinergic). In practice, this is not an absolute contraindication. What is more important is to ensure that your narrow angles are managed by your ophthalmologist (either with laser+/-medication).
Answered on Nov 14, 2020
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