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Pilocarpine induced acute angle closure.
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PMID:  22605837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 34-year-old Caucasian female with advanced primary angle closure glaucoma developed acute angle closure following administration of g.pilocarpine 2% given as preparation for laser peripheral iridotomies. Subsequent investigations supported an underlying diagnosis of spherophakia with no systemic associations. She required peripheral iridotomies, bilateral clear lens extractions and left cyclodiode laser to control her intraocular pressures. This case highlights the situations when pilocarpine should be given with caution and also the increasing role of phacoemulsification as an alternative to filtration surgery in primary angle closure glaucoma management.
Authors:
Alexander C Day; Winnie Nolan; Aeesha Malik; Ananth C Viswanathan; Paul J Foster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, United Kingdom.
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