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Does the use of cocaine cause eye problems?

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Posted on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: Will cocaine cause the macula as in eye split.
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Brief Answer:
Cocaine affects macula.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

Cocaine is known to cause potential eye problems both in short time as in long time usage.
It is known to affect the retinal circulation as it causes vasospasm.
The common retinal problems include cilioretinal artery occlusion, central retinal artery occlusion, central retinal vein occlusion, toxic optineuropathy....

Hence use of cocaine is known to cause retinal problems involving the macula.


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