Branch retinal vein occlusion associated with quetiapine fumarate

Ku Yong, Tan Kah, Yeap Ghee, Lim Siang, Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number24
JournalBMC Ophthalmology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Retinal Vein Occlusion
Mood Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Hypercholesterolemia
Antipsychotic Agents
Young Adult
Quetiapine Fumarate
Therapeutics

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Branch retinal vein occlusion associated with quetiapine fumarate. / Yong, Ku; Kah, Tan; Ghee, Yeap; Siang, Lim; Bastion, Mae-Lynn Catherine.

In: BMC Ophthalmology, Vol. 11, No. 1, 24, 2011.

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Yong, Ku ; Kah, Tan ; Ghee, Yeap ; Siang, Lim ; Bastion, Mae-Lynn Catherine. / Branch retinal vein occlusion associated with quetiapine fumarate. In: BMC Ophthalmology. 2011 ; Vol. 11, No. 1.
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