Acute visual loss after initiation of antihypertensive therapy: case report.
Author(s): Mainville N, Connolly WE
Affiliation(s): Division of Experimental Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
Publication date & source: 2003-08-19, CMAJ., 169(4):313-5.
Publication type: Case Reports
We report the case of a 50-year-old man who reported sudden, painless loss of vision in his left eye after starting antihypertensive therapy. Potential causes of acute painless unilateral visual loss are discussed, as is the initial management of hypertension in asymptomatic patients.