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Saturday 01 July 2000

Acute angle-closure glaucoma after albuterol nebulizer treatment.

By: Rho DS.

Am J Ophthalmol 2000 Jul;130(1):123-4

PURPOSE: To report acute angle-closure glaucoma associated with albuterol nebulizer treatment. METHODS: Case report and review of the relevant literature. RESULTS: In a 75-year-old woman with asthma, acute angle-closure glaucoma in the right eye was probably caused by local absorption of albuterol after nebulizer administration. CONCLUSION: As albuterol is widely used in the management of patients with asthma, increased awareness by health care professionals of the potential for acute angle-closure glaucoma secondary to albuterol may decrease the incidence of this complication.

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