Choroidal detachment in an elderly patient treated post operatively with topical dorzolamide and timolol combination 3230-3232
Dr Anupama B ,Department of Ophthalmology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, India.
We report here, a case of choroidal detachment in a 76 year old man who underwent right eye cataract surgery. He was being treated for bilateral Primary open angle glaucoma in the postoperative period with a combination of timolol and dorzolamide, as the intraocular pressure remained poorly controlled with timolol. He developed choroidal detachment with the use of the Dorzolamide and timolol combination. This case highlights the fact that antiglaucoma medication in a previously operated eye causes higher risk for the development of choroidal detachment, especially in elderly patients.