I have open angle glaucoma
Benzodiazepines (Includes Alprazolam) ↔ Closed-Angle Glaucoma
Severe Potential Hazard, Low plausibility
Applies to: Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension
The manufacturers consider the use of benzodiazepines to be contraindicated in patients with acute angle-closure glaucoma or untreated open-angle glaucoma. These agents do not possess anticholinergic activity but have very rarely been associated with increased intraocular pressure.
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