Development of presenile cataracts in association with high serum levels of phenytoin

W. Mathers, H. Kattan, J. Earll, M. Lemp

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We report the occurrence of bilateral cataracts in a young adult which developed shortly after documented high serum levels of phenytoin. There are two previous reports (five patients) in the literature implicating this drug as a cause of cataract formation in humans. This is the first case in which toxic levels were measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-292
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987


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  • Ophthalmology

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