6. Oral Contraceptives

Gissur J. Petursson, F. T. Fraunfelder, S. Martha Meyer

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Abstract

Based on literature and data in the National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects, the current status of oral contraceptives and adverse ocular effects is presented. The possible relationship of this group of drugs to retinal vascular disorders, color vision, macular or retinal abnormalities, neuro-ophthalmic disorders, and contact lens wear is reviewed. An overview of current guidelines for the management of patients on oral contraceptives from the ophthalmic viewpoint is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmology
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

Keywords

  • colorvision
  • contact lens wear
  • estrogen
  • macular edema
  • neuro-ophthalmic disorders
  • ocular side effects
  • oral contraceptives
  • retinal vascular disorders
  • retinitis pigmentosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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