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American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2014, 2(2), 38-41
DOI: 10.12691/ajms-2-2-3
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Quetiapine Induced Cataract - A Rare Case Report

Rajnish Raj1, , Anuradha Raj2 and Raj Kumar3

1Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College & Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, INDIA

2Department of Ophthalmology, Himalayan Institutes of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, INDIA

3Department of Pharmacology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College (Baba Farid University of Health Sciences), Faridkot INDIA

Pub. Date: June 19, 2014

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Rajnish Raj, Anuradha Raj and Raj Kumar. Quetiapine Induced Cataract - A Rare Case Report. American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2014; 2(2):38-41. doi: 10.12691/ajms-2-2-3


Atypical antipsychotics are increasingly used as first-line treatment for bipolar disorder, in both acute mania and acute depression as well as in maintenance treatment. These have also been shown to be effective as add-on agents and in long term prophylaxis. The most common side effects are dry mouth, sedation, dyslipidemia, weight gain, constipation, altered blood glucose level and extra pyramidal side effects. Quetiapine induced cataract has been reported in animal studies and extrapolation on humans was described as rarity. Hence, the case is reported to highlight quetiapine induced cataract.

bipolar disorder Quetiapine posterior capsular cataract Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5) adverse event Lens opacity classification system (LOCS)

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