The effect of antiepileptic drugs on visual performance

  title={The effect of antiepileptic drugs on visual performance},
  author={Emma J Roff Hilton and Sarah Louise Hosking and Timothy Rider Betts},
Visual disturbances are a common side-effect of many antiepileptic drugs. Non-specific retino- and neurotoxic visual abnormalities, that are often reported with over-dosage and prolonged AED use, include diplopia, blurred vision and nystagmus. Some anticonvulsants are associated with specific visual problems that may be related to the mechanistic properties of the drug, and occur even when the drugs are administered within the recommended daily dose. Vigabatrin, a GABA-transaminase inhibitor… CONTINUE READING