The effect of surgery on intraocular pressure fluctuations with electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with severe glaucoma.


Journal Article

We sought to report glaucoma surgery as a possibly protective measure in patients with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). An interventional case report is reported. IOP measurements were taken in patients with progressive glaucoma who had one eye fitted with a glaucoma tube implant and other without tube implant before, during, and after ECT treatment. IOP fluctuation was reduced in the eye that had undergone double tube implant surgery. Surgical intervention may blunt the IOP spikes associated with ECT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Song, J; Lee, PP; Weiner, R; Challa, P

Published Date

  • December 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 264 - 266

PubMed ID

  • 15591863

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15591863

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1095-0680

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00124509-200412000-00015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States