Chlorpropamide-Induced Optic Neuropathy

James Wymore, John E. Carter

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A 65-year-old woman with adult-onset diabetes treated with chlorpropamide (Diabenese) had a toxic optic neuropathy that resolved with discontinuation of chlorpropamide therapy. Visual loss occurs in diabetics for a variety of reasons, and accurate diagnosis is necessary to institute appropriate therapy. The possibility of a drug-induced optic neuropathy should be considered in the differential diagnosis of visual loss in diabetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381
Number of pages1
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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