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September 2006

Adverse Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors on Ocular Vision

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Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(9):1368. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.9.1368-a

Fraunfelder et al1 summarized possible ocular adverse effects associated with cyclooxygenase (COX)–2 inhibitors, and they described previous articles2,3 reporting transient visual disturbance. We would like to comment on this review and add additional adverse events not mentioned in the article by Fraunfelder and colleagues.