Blurred vision is known to be a side effect associated with taking the prescription antipsychotic drug Risperdal, also known by the generic drug name risperidone, especially when the drug is taken at high doses. People who are taking Risperdal have reported transient (meaning temporary and inconsistent) periods with their vision, including visual disturbance, such as fuzzy vision, double vision, distorted vision, light sensitivity, and an inability to focus, usually several weeks after starting a high dose (more than 4 mg/day) treatment regimen with Risperdal.
In most cases of Risperdal-induced blurred vision, an inspection of the eye reveals that the vision problems are not associated with any damage or transformation of the eyeball. Rather, these visual changes are thought to be the byproduct of the altered levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, which have an effect on the ocular lobe. However, there are rare instances where patients taking prescription Risperdal have been diagnosed as developing an acute angle closure glaucoma, meaning there is an increase in intraocular pressure inside the eye that causes the eyeball to shift relative to the optical nerve in the eye socket, which can cause pain, redness, blurred vision, or the perception of rainbows about light sources.
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