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4 Possible Causes for Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma in Older Patients

  • Vitreoretinochoroidopathy

    Ophthalmic Genet. 2016;37(1):81-5. doi: 10.3109/13816810.2014.889171. Epub 2014 Feb 24. Abstract Autosomal dominant vitreoretinochoroidopathy (ADVIRC) is a rare inherited ocular disease associated with distinct mutations in the BEST1 gene. Typically, patients have only mild visual impairment, and rarely do patients have[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Influenza

    Because amantadine has anticholinergic effects and might cause mydriasis, it should not be used among patients with untreated angle closure glaucoma ( 303 ).[cdc.gov] Because rimantadine has been marketed for a shorter period than amantadine, its safety among certain patient populations (e.g., chronically ill and older persons) has been[cdc.gov]

  • Microcornea

    ) if no staphyloma; Microcornea ; Glaucoma, chronic angle-closure, in older patients LABORATORY ABNORMALITIES: Reduced electroretinogram (scotopic photopic) becoming extinguished[findzebra.com] ; Pigmentary retinopathy throughout the posterior pole and into the staphyloma in older individuals; Posterior staphyloma in most eyes; Reduced axial length ( nanophthalmos[findzebra.com] […] with retinal neovascularization; Fundus dystrophy; Peripheral retinal pigment epithelium atrophy; Retinal pigmentation anterior to boundary of the staphyloma in younger patients[findzebra.com]

  • Intramuscular Injection

    Because amantadine has anticholinergic effects and might cause mydriasis, it should not be used among patients with untreated angle closure glaucoma ( 303 ).[cdc.gov] Because rimantadine has been marketed for a shorter period than amantadine, its safety among certain patient populations (e.g., chronically ill and older persons) has been[cdc.gov]

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