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Pilocarpine induced acute angle closure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22605837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Alexander C Day; Winnie Nolan; Aeesha N Malik; Aeesha Malik; Ananth C Viswanathan; Paul J Foster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; 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:  2013-02-12     Revised Date:  2014-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Administration, Topical
Glaucoma, Angle-Closure / chemically induced*
Muscarinic Agonists / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Pilocarpine / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Muscarinic Agonists; 01MI4Q9DI3/Pilocarpine
Erratum In:
BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013. doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5694corr1
Note: Malik, Aeesha [corrected to Malik, Aeesha N]

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