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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 182-184

Glycopyrrolate induced bilateral angle closure glaucoma after cervical spine surgery


Department of Ophthalmology, American University of Beirut Medical Center; Beirut, Lebanon

Correspondence Address:
Georges M El Mollayess
American University of Beirut - Medical Center, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut
Lebanon
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.110620

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To report a case of bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG) that occurred after cervical spine surgery with the use of glycopyrolate. A 59-year-old male who presented with severe bilateral bifrontal headache and eye pain that started 12 h postextubation from a cervical spine surgery. Neostigmine 0.05 mg/kg (4.5 mg) and glycopyrrolate 0.01 mg/kg (0.9 mg) were used as muscle relaxant reversals at the end of the surgery. Ophthalmic examination revealed he had bilateral AACG with plateau iris syndrome that was treated medically along with laser iridotomies.Thorough examination of anterior chamber should be performed preoperatively on all patients undergoing surgeries in the prone position and receiving mydriatic agents under general anesthesia.


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