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Which antidepressant can someone take, if he has acute narrow angle glaucoma?

Bad question. One does not normally walk around with acute narrow angle glaucoma because the pressure can reach 60 to 90 and this will blind the person within hours.....Hence the word acute attack! what you must mean it that the angles are narrow and capable of inducing an attack under the right circumstances. With today's laser technology such patients should be cured by treatment with laser. Read more...
Speak with your doc. Certain antidepressants have been associated with causing narrow angles to worsen. This can increase your risk of an acute narrow angle glaucoma attack, which is sight-threatening. An acute attack is incredibly painful and needs immediate treatment in order to prevent blindness. See an eye doctor to discuss your glaucoma and speak with your psychiatrist about medication choices as well. Read more...
None until you check. Several can induce or exacerbate narrow angles . Check with your eye md first. Read more...

Are there antidepressants you can take when you have acute narrow angle glaucoma?

Glaucoma. If the glaucoma has been treated with laser pi, and the eye pressure is ok, then it is ok to take the antidepressants, as long as your ophthalmologist is aware. Read more...

Can people with acute narrow-angle glaucoma take xanax (alprazolam)?

No. Xanax (alprazolam) is contraindicated in patients with a history of an acute angle-closure event. Read more...
Yes and no. After a thorough eye exam with gonioscopy, it my be determined by your ophthalmologist that a prophylactic laser iridotomy will free you to use medications that otherwise would be contraindicated with a narrow angle. Read more...

Why can't people with acute narrow angle glaucoma take xanax (alprazolam)?

Glaucoma and xanax (alprazolam) Xanax (alprazolam) may cause increased pressure in the eyes. This may make glaucoma worse. Ask your local ophthalmologist if it is safe to use this medicine if you have glaucoma or are a glaucoma suspect. Read more...

Why can't people with acute narrow-angle glaucoma take Xanax (alprazolam) at all?

Can trigger episode. Xanax (alprazolam) can cause involuntary twitching of muscle fibers. If you have acute narrow angle glaucoma, where the fluid in your eye has trouble draining, an involuntary twitch of the iris dilator muscle can completely block your eye fluid from draining. This will cause your eye pressure to increase rapidly and cause severe glaucoma. Read more...

I'm wondering why can't people with acute narrow-angle glaucoma take xanax (alprazolam)?

May raise pressure. Xanax (alprazolam) can cause intraocular pressure in the eyes to go up. Even though it is generally a muscle relaxant, it may cause muscle spasms in the iris which controls the size of your pupil. If the iris contracts and blocks drainage of fluid in your eye, then pressure can build up and you may experience severe pain, blurry vision ; nausea/ vomiting. U should check w/ an ophthalmologist re: glaucoma tx. Read more...

Can people affected by narrow angle glaucoma use contacts?

Yes. Just need a correct corneal fitting, doesn't affect the drain of the eye. Read more...

What is the difference between narrow-angle glaucoma vs closed-angle glaucoma?

Glaucoma. The angle is defined by the cornea and the iris. If the angle is narrow, there is less space for aqueous fluid to leave the eye through an area called the trabecular meshwork. A closed angle is completely blocked from aqueous egress. The treatment for this is a simple laser procedure. Contact your ophthalmologist if you are concerned about this condition. Read more...