Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017;8:163-4. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2017.00001.5. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Fluoxetine-induced blurring of vision: a rare ocular side effect.

Deka N, Kumari R.


A young male presented with second episode of depressive symptoms of one month duration; treatment started with fluoxetine and on third week of starting of treatment, he developed sudden onset blurring of vision due to mydriasis which dramatically improved after discontinuation of fluoxetine. There are evidences that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can cause mydriasis through various mechanisms. Ocular side effects are rarely reported with SSRIs and we present such a case highlighting the same.


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