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A question for the optometrists members

Postby Louise Pembroke » Sun 30 Nov 2008 10:23 pm

Can you answer this question for me which would be useful for my activities as a mental health activist, are you aware of ocular problems, corneal or other relating to antipsychotic medication? Apparently the makers of Quetiapine recommend bi-annual screening and there might be a greater risk with these group of drugs of corneal/lens opacities and cataracts. I'd like to know what you've seen in practise. Also of any other visual effects you know of.
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Re: A question for the optometrists members

Postby Andrew MacLean » Thu 22 Jan 2009 5:56 pm

Louise

I came across this and remembered your question for the optometrists:

http://psy.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/con ... l/43/5/354

Hope you are well

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Re: A question for the optometrists members

Postby Louise Pembroke » Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:15 pm

Thanks for this Andrew
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Re: A question for the optometrists members

Postby Lynn White » Fri 23 Jan 2009 10:06 pm

Louise, Andrew

I did see this originally and meant to answer... I have not personally seen any case related to this issue and was trying to think of anyone who had. Its one of these things that is reported but is not actually seen that commonly in optometric practice. It may well be seen more in eye clinics.

Louise, do you know of cases of this then?

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Re: A question for the optometrists members

Postby Louise Pembroke » Fri 23 Jan 2009 11:41 pm

No Lynn I was just checking
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