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CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESSDOI: 10.23937/2474-3674/1510075

Glaucopsia in Emergency Department

Sinan Cem Uzunget, MD1*, Zamir Kemal Ertürk, MD2, Vahide Bilir Özban, MD1 and Osman Hakan Güçlü, MD3

1Medical Unit, Erkunt Sanayi A.S, Turkey

2Department of Emergency Medicine, Martyr Sait Erturk State Hospital, Turkey

3Department of Ophthalmology, Martyr Sait Erturk State Hospital, Turkey



Glaucopsia is a rare disease that ensue with blue/gray vision or blurring of vision as a result of amine exhalation effect. It is known that the amine vapor forms caused epithelial edema and microcysts formation under the epithelium of the corneal surface. This mechanism is reason of ocular effects. The symptoms of amine effect start 30-90 minutes after exposure and within 4-6 hours and it recovers without any treatment. Amine vapor does not associate any chronic eye diseases.

Case presentation

We present a case of a 30-years-old male patient who had blue vision for 1 hours and had been sent by his occupational physician.


Glaucopsia is a rare disease that has been diagnosed in emergency department. We also need to consider environmental factors such as occupational exposure in emergency care, especially with atypical presentations.