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December 2002

Ciliochoroidal Effusion Syndrome Induced by Sulfa Derivatives

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(12):1775. doi:

We read with interest the recent article by Rhee et al.1 They proposed that ciliary body swelling might have contributed to acute myopia and bilateral angle-closure glaucoma associated with the oral administration of topiramate (Topamax; Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ). Their B-scan ultrasonogram demonstrates ciliary body swelling, as they described, but the posterior portion of the swollen ciliary body splits into several layers from the center toward the left side of Figure 2C (the portion described as the "anterior chamber angle").1(p1723)

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