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A 59-year-old man who had undergone biopsy of cervical lymph node under general anesthesia developed an attack of acute angle-closure glaucoma the night after the surgery. He had had no eye symptoms before. He complained of visual disorder, nausea, eye pain, and dizziness after the surgery. His intraocular pressure in the right eye was high (69 mmHg), and an ophthalmologist diagnosed it as acute angle-closure glaucoma. Dropping lotion in the eyes and the intravenous administration were not effective. His intraocular pressure decreased immediatery after laser iridotomy, and his symptoms improved. When the symptoms of eye pain and visual impairment appeared after the surgery, we should take acute angle-closure glaucoma into consideration and treat it as soon as possible.


Ryosuke Mihara, Motoshige Tanaka, Junko Nakahira, Yasutaka Fujitate, Toshiaki Minami. Case with postoperative acute angle-closure glaucoma]. Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology. 2011 Aug;60(8):972-4

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