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Why should Valium not be used if I have narrow angle glaucoma?

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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology

In brief: Valium can be used

I am not aware of any connection between glaucoma and the use of valium.

In brief: Valium can be used

I am not aware of any connection between glaucoma and the use of valium.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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