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interocular pressure

I have glaucoma and have had a trab., the fluid seems to be draining well but the pressure continues to be elevated.  I have had to restart drops to decrease the pressure.  My question is:  does Effexor XR cause there to be an increase in eye pressure?  I seem to recall having read that but cannot find any information at this time.  If it is not the medication causing an increase in pressure what could be the cause?  This is both eyes having had trabs and both with elevated pressure.
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284078 tn?1282620298
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
I don't relate it to the effexor unless you have narrow angles.  You could always try off of it for a while and have pressure re-measured.  Sometimes the trabeculectomies just scar over after a while. That is the normal healing phenomenon (the eye natually wants to heal the leak)  In fact one of the secrets of successful surgery is to keep the trab from healing too quickly and closing up.

MJK MD
517208 tn?1211644466
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Dear muggs165,

From my review of the internet nad literature, Effexor XR does not usually cause an increase in eye pressure.  I would recommend that you seek the care of a glaucoma specialist to assist in fully answering your questions as they pertain to their eyes.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California

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