Glaucoma can be caused or aggrevated by medications that have been prescribed to treat other conditions.
An article in the journal Eye describes how closed-angle glaucoma (also known as acute glaucoma) can be induced by non-steroidal drugs. One of the groups of medications named in the study are antineoplastics (anti-cancer medications). Sulfa drugs can also be related to bilateral glaucoma. Study authors conclude that these incidences of closed angle glaucoma can be prevented if at-risk patients are identified at the outset and steps are taken to prevent this serious side effect. Source: Eye, (3 June 2011)