Inhibition of Carbonic Anhydrase in the Lens does not Induce Myopia in Cynomolgus Monkeys
Refraction was measured in eyes of cynomolgus (Macaca irus) monkeys, before and during continuous intravenous infusion of large doses of the carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibitors acetazolamide and ethoxzolamide. No changes of refraction were seen. Therefore, inhibition of CA in lens, cornea and retina does not appear to be the cause of the transient myopia and associated symptoms, occasionally observed in patients treated with CA inhibitors.
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