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As a general rule antidepressants are safe for the eye. Some of them can be an issue in patients who have a particular type of glaucoma called angle-closure glaucoma.
I have my eyes checked annually and I do not have glaucoma. Can the antidepressants increase your risk for glaucoma, cateracts, or even cause glaucoma?
They can also contribute to cataracts and make underlying dry eye problems worse. All in all, these possible ocular "complications" are not severe enough to warrant not using the antidepressants
They do not cause glaucoma, especially the "usual" kind you are thinking about: Open Angle Glaucoma
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Yes, but it still concerns me about the health of my eyes. If I get my eyes checked annually, if a cateract was forming or if a problem was starting to develop, would my eye dr. be able to catch it early enough before serious damage was done?
And are the older antidepressants more dangerous for eyes?