Firth, A.Y. (2004) Ocular sequelae from the illicit use of class A drugs. British and Irish Orthoptic Journal, 1. pp. 10-18. ISSN 0068-2314
Aim: To highlight the changes that may take place in the visual system of the class A drug abuser.
Methods: A literature review was carried out of ocular/visual sequelae of the more common class A drugs. These include stimulants (cocaine and crack cocaine), narcotics (heroin, morphine, methadone) and hallucinogenics (ecstasy, lysergic acid diethylamide, magic mushrooms, mescaline, phencyclidine).
Results: Ocular sequelae affecting visual acuity, the eye and its adnexa, ocular posture and ocular motility can result from recreational use of these drug(s).
Conclusions: Awareness of the consequences of illicit drug use should lead to more pertinent questioning during history-taking.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||Copyright © 2004 British and Irish Orthoptic Journal|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Medicine (Sheffield) > Clinical Sciences Division South (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Sherpa Assistant|
|Date Deposited:||26 Aug 2005|
|Last Modified:||05 Jun 2014 00:14|