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Clinical Case Report
2016:29:2;85-86
PMID: 27586212

Electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with glaucoma

Ameya Amritwar, Sagar Karia, Avinash De Sousa, Sushma Sonavane
 Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Corresponding Author:
Avinash De Sousa
Carmel, 18, St Francis Road, Off S.V. Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai 400054, Maharashtra
India
avinashdes888@gmail.com
How to cite this article:
Amritwar A, Karia S, De Sousa A, Sonavane S. Electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with glaucoma. Natl Med J India 2016;29:85-86
Copyright: (C)2016 The National Medical Journal of India

Abstract

There is little information on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the presence of glaucoma. An elderly man with known severe depression underwent surgery for cataract and glaucoma in the left eye. His depression worsened in the postoperative period and he required two sessions of ECT within 2 months of the surgery. There were no ophthalmic complications or adverse events associated with ECT and he responded well to treatment.


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