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Non-prescribed medicines and substances can sometimes have a negative affect on the health of the eye.

Central retinal vein occlusion associated with liquorice ingestion.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.

June 2004, Volume 32, Number 3, Page 341.

Reece C Hall MB ChB and Richard S Clemett FRANZCO

This is a case report describing the link between liquorice intake causing high blood pressure and leading to a Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO). Highlights that non-prescribed medicines and substances can also have a negative affect on the health of the eye.  Although CRVO has a poor visual prognosis, the complications of neovasular glaucoma can be reduced with the treatment of intravitreal Avastin.