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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 384-387

Acetazolamide-induced bilateral choroidal effusion with shallow anterior chamber following uncomplicated cataract surgery

1 Cataract and Glaucoma Services, Centre for Sight, New Delhi, India
2 Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Centre for Sight Eye Institute, New Delhi, India
3 Vitreo-Retina Services, Centre for Sight Eye Institute, New Delhi, India

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Swati Singh
Cataract and Glaucoma Services, Centre for Sight, B-5/24, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2711_22

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Choroidal effusion is a collection of fluid in the suprachoroidal space, which may be rarely seen after few surgical procedures or in unoperated eyes, especially in the settings of hypotony, inflammation, or both. Certain systemic medications such as sulfonamides have been identified to induce sudden myopic shift and acute angle closure glaucoma with ciliochoroidal effusion. We report a case of a 78-year-old man who developed bilateral choroidal effusion on the first postoperative day after an uncomplicated cataract surgery in one eye. The most probable cause was identified to be the consumption of carbonic anhydrase inhibitor in both pre- and postoperative periods, and there was a complete resolution of choroidal detachment after discontinuation of the drug.

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