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Bilateral optic disc oedema associated with latanoprost
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  1. OWEN STEWART,
  2. LOUISE WALSH,
  3. MILIND PANDE
  1. Department of Ophthalmology
  2. Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull
  1. Mr Owen Stewart, Department of Ophthalmology, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF.

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Editor,—Latanoprost is a recent addition to the medical management of raised intraocular pressure in chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It is a potent ocular hypotensive agent with few ocular or systemic side effects.

We report a case of bilateral optic disc oedema developing soon after commencing treatment with latanoprost which resolved once therapy was stopped.

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An asymptomatic 64 year old woman presented with raised intraocular pressure. She maintained good general health, had no significant past medical or family history, and was not on any medication. Snellen visual acuities were 6/5 both eyes. The intraocular pressures were 28 mm Hg right eye and 26 mm Hg left eye. Ocular examination was otherwise unremarkable with open angles, normal optic nerves, and …

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