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Why is glycopyrrolate contraindicated if narrow angle glaucoma?

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Dr. Constance Okeke
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Open angles are okay

Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic, which has a potential effect on patients with NARROW angle glaucoma.
The effects can transiently dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle where the natural drainage system is. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to acutely increased eye pressures and worsen glaucoma. Good luck!

In brief: Open angles are okay

Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic, which has a potential effect on patients with NARROW angle glaucoma.
The effects can transiently dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle where the natural drainage system is. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to acutely increased eye pressures and worsen glaucoma. Good luck!
Dr. Constance Okeke
Dr. Constance Okeke
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine

In brief: Dilation

Glucopyrrolate has a dilating effect on the eyes which can worsen the symptoms of glaucoma by increasing the pressure in the eye.

In brief: Dilation

Glucopyrrolate has a dilating effect on the eyes which can worsen the symptoms of glaucoma by increasing the pressure in the eye.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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