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The Official Scientific Journal of Delhi Ophthalmological Society
Anterior Segment Involvement in Antipsychotics - An Unusual Presentation
Divya Jain1, Suryaa M Arunan2, Ahalya Vedachalam3
1Department Of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Superspeciality Hospital, Noida, India
2Department of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet, Pondicherry, India 
3Department of Psychiatry, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet, Pondicherry, India
Corresponding Author:
Divya Jain 
Assistant Professor
Department Of Ophthalmology, 
Pediatric Superspeciality Hospital, Noida, India 
Email id: divyajain27@hotmail.com 
Published Online: 30-JUL-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.383
Anti-psychotics used for treatment of psychiatric disorders can have various ocular side effects. We hereby report a case of advanced capsular and sub-capsular lenticular opacities in a 58 year old male that was secondary to long term chlorpromazine use. The deposits persisted after discontinuation of the drug. There were however no associated deposits on the cornea. This case highlights the rare occurrence of lenticular deposits without associated corneal involvement. Periodic eye examination of patients on long term antipsychotic drugs is necessary. A timely discontinuation of the offending drug may arrest further progression.
Keywords : anterior segment, antipsychotics, psychiatric disorders
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