Acetazolamide improves vision in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension

  • April 23, 2014

Acetazolamide in combination with a weight-reduction diet slightly improved vision in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, according to a study.

The Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial, a multicenter, randomized, double-masked study, included 161 women and four men with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild vision loss.

Eighty-six patients received acetazolamide, and 79 patients received a placebo. Dosage was up to 4 g daily. All patients were on a low-sodium weight-reduction diet.
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