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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21

Clonazepam-induced acute bilateral transient myopia

Centre for Sight Eye Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Singh Swati
Department of Cataract and Glaucoma, Centre for Sight Eye Hospital, B-5/24, Safdarjung Enclave , New Delhi - 110 029, Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/pajo.pajo_89_21

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Clonazepam belongs to the benzodiazepine group of drugs and has a quick onset and prolonged duration of action. It is frequently prescribed for treatment of anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Benzodiazepines are known to induce angle closure glaucoma in susceptible eyes but acute drug induced myopia is reported only with Chlordiazepoxide usage. We report the case of a 45-year-old woman who developed acute bilateral myopia after consumption of clonazepam which resolved completely after drug withdrawal.

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