|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 214
Risperidone-induced cataract in a young female
R Balamurugan, PC Gupta, H Kashyap, Jagat Ram
Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||19-Dec-2019|
Dr. Jagat Ram
Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Balamurugan R, Gupta P C, Kashyap H, Ram J. Risperidone-induced cataract in a young female. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:214
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Balamurugan R, Gupta P C, Kashyap H, Ram J. Risperidone-induced cataract in a young female. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 May 27];68:214. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/1/214/273199
A 19-year-old female, with no preexisting comorbidities, presented with complaints of gradually progressive diminution of vision in both eyes for last 1 year. The patient had a traumatic brain injury 2 years back after which she developed schizophrenia-like psychosis (persecutory delusions and hallucinations) and was prescribed risperidone 2 mg/day. There was no family history of childhood cataract.
On examination, best corrected visual acuity in both the eyes was 20/200. The cornea was clear and the lens had posterior subcapsular cataract and cortical cataract [Figure 1]. Posterior segment examination was normal. The patient was advised to undergo cataract surgery.
|Figure 1: Intraoperative photo of the left eye showing posterior subcapsular and cortical cataract|
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Cataract has been associated with long-term usage of corticosteroids, phenothiazines, antipsychotics, cytostatic drugs, deferoxamine, phenytoin, isotretinoin, oral contraceptives, allopurinol, antimalarial drugs, diazepam, tetracyclines and sulfonamides.
To our knowledge, this is the third case showing a potential association between cataracts and risperidone since our patient had a lack of risk factors including no metabolic abnormalities, a normal baseline eye examination (done elsewhere) and no prior history of cataract.,
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