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April 2016

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Noted 2 Days After Use of Phendimetrazine as an Appetite Suppressant

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(4):463-464. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.5966

Phendimetrazine behaves as a sympathomimetic amine and is used as an appetite suppressant.1 We present a case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) that developed after taking phendimetrazine for 2 days. The purpose of this case report is to draw attention to the potential for sight-threatening complications in patients receiving phendimetrazinen, although the event could have been coincidental to its use.

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