Retinal disturbance with phenothiazine derivatives and oral contraceptives Mikio Miyata 1 , Toshimasa Fukuda 1 , Satoshi Ishikawa 1 , Sadao Nakazima 2 1Department of Ophthalmology,School of Medicine, Kitasato University 2Department or Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Kitasato University pp.302-319
Published Date 1981/4/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431905272
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Retinal disease has two features; One is com-mon to general nervous system diseases and the other is peculiar to the place of photochemistry. The former is mainly observed in the inner layer of the retina and the latter is in the outer layer of the retina, namely, in the photoreceptor cells and the pigment epithelium cells. From this view, point, side effects of phenothiazine derivatives and oral contraceptives on the retina were described.

Phenothiazine derivatives have been extensively used mainly for the treatment of schizophrenic patients.

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