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Case report: association of combined nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and obstruction of cilioretinal artery with overdose of Viagra.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16117695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIMS: We report on a case of combined nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAAION) and cilioretinal artery occlusion resulting from misuse of sildenafil citrate (Viagra Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY). DESIGN: This is an observational case report. METHODS: A 54-year-old white man developed blindness in his left eye after an overdose of Viagra. He was examined and fully evaluated. RESULTS: Ocular examinations revealed a left relative afferent pupillary defect and a left combined NAAION and obstruction of the ipsilateral cilioretinal artery. CONCLUSIONS: Although ocular side-effects of Viagra are rare, they are potentially blinding. Patients should be warned about the side-effects and against misuse of this agent.
Authors:
Raj Akash; Das Hrishikesh; Paul Amith; Stafanous Sabah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1080-7683     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ocul Pharmacol Ther     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-24     Completed Date:  2005-09-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9511091     Medline TA:  J Ocul Pharmacol Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow, Chesterfield, United Kingdom. doc_akash2002@yahoo.co.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blindness / chemically induced*,  complications
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic / chemically induced*,  complications
Overdose
Piperazines / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Purines
Retinal Artery Occlusion / chemically induced*,  complications
Sulfones
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Piperazines; 0/Purines; 0/Sulfones; 139755-83-2/sildenafil

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