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Date:September 12th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)

Treatment of Photopsia

Hi David,
I am a FNP student and have just encountered this problem in clinical this week. The patient was a 69 year old female with RP and constant photopsia. My preceptor tried her on many things to try to relieve the photopsia and found that only Lorazepam 2mg two times daily helped. Unfortunately, Lorazepam is highly sedating and can make you dizzy. We were seeing this patient due to a fall with a fractured rib which was most likely from the side effects of the medication. I would be interested to hear if you have found a treatment.
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Date:August 8th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Treatment of Photopsia

Apologies for the delay in responding! Actually I am still taking Phenytoin, and to be honest it only gives me minimal benefit. The photopsia has got steadily worse since I posted this, but no other treatment has been suggested.

I will be making an appointment to see my ophthalmologist again soon, but I am not optimistic about any good news.
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