Non-prescribed medicines and substances can sometimes have a negative affect on the health of the eye.
Central retinal vein occlusion associated with liquorice ingestion.
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.
June 2004, Volume 32, Number 3, Page 341.
Reece C Hall MB ChB and Richard S Clemett FRANZCO
This is a case report describing the link between liquorice intake causing high blood pressure and leading to a Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO). Highlights that non-prescribed medicines and substances can also have a negative affect on the health of the eye. Although CRVO has a poor visual prognosis, the complications of neovasular glaucoma can be reduced with the treatment of intravitreal Avastin.