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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 117-119

Circumscribed ciliochoroidal effusion presenting as an acute angle closure attack

Department of Ophthalmology, St. Barbara Hospital of Soria, Soria, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Roslyn Kathryn Manrique Lipa
Department of Ophthalmology, Instituto Catalan de la Retina, Barcelona
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jovr.jovr_99_14

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Purpose: To report a case of choroidal effusion probably caused by angiotensin receptor II blocker. Case Report: A 52-year-old man with aplastic anemia and high blood pressure who developed unilateral acute angle closure glaucoma after receiving oral cyclosporine and angiotensin II receptor blocker (losartan). Ophthalmic examination revealed visual acuity of 20/30 in the left eye, mild mydriasis, iris bombe, no anterior chamber reaction, mild conjunctival hyperemia, and the intraocular pressure of 30 mmHg. After laser YAG iridotomy, funduscopy was performed showing a choroidal circumscribed lesion at the inferotemporal quadrant. Diagnostic tests ruled out any inflammatory or malignancy process, and the choroidal lesion spontaneously disappeared. After 20 months of follow-up, patient's ocular remained stable. Conclusion: This is the third case of choroidal effusion associated with angiotensin II receptor blockers. Since idiosyncratic ciliochoroidal effusion is a diagnosis of exclusion, it is mandatory to rule out more frequent causes, such as inflammatory or malignant processes.

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