Bilateral angle closure following use of a weight loss combination agent containing topiramate.
PURPOSE: To report a unique case of topiramate-induced bilateral angle closure following ingestion of a recently introduced weight loss medication containing topiramate, and to describe its management. METHODS: Case report of a 39-year-old, otherwise healthy woman who experienced decreased vision, bilateral acute angle closure, choroidal thickening as measured with enhanced depth optical coherence tomography imaging, bilateral suprachoroidal effusions, and induced myopia 1 week after starting a weight loss medication, Qysmia, composed of phentermine 3.75 mg and topiramate 23 mg. Treatment was initiated with high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone, intravenous mannitol, topical difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion, atropine sulfate, and the fixed combination of brimonidine and timolol. At the 2-week follow-up visit, vision, intraocular pressure, and angle anatomy had returned to normal and there was resolution of choroidal and ciliary body effusions on ultrasound biomicroscopy. CONCLUSIONS: Bilateral acute angle closure may develop after ingestion of weight loss drugs containing topiramate.
Grewal, DS; Goldstein, DA; Khatana, AK; Tanna, AP
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