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Branch retinal vein occlusion associated with quetiapine fumarate

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Author(s): Yong Ku | Kah Tan | Ghee Yeap | Siang Lim | Bastion Mae-Lynn

Journal: BMC Ophthalmology
ISSN 1471-2415

Volume: 11;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 24;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract Background To report a case of branch retinal vein occlusion in a young adult with bipolar mood disorder treated with quetiapine fumarate. Case Presentation A 29 years old gentleman who was taking quetiapine fumarate for 3 years for bipolar mood disorder, presented with sudden vision loss. He was found to have a superior temporal branch retinal vein occlusion associated with hypercholesterolemia. Conclusion Atypical antipsychotic drugs have metabolic side effects which require regular monitoring and prompt treatment.
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