APRACLONIDINE REVERSAL OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE (IOP) INCREASE AFTER DILATED FUNDUS EXAMINATION IN OPEN ANGLE GLAUCOMA PATIENTS

Title APRACLONIDINE REVERSAL OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE (IOP) INCREASE AFTER DILATED FUNDUS EXAMINATION IN OPEN ANGLE GLAUCOMA PATIENTS
Author, Co-Author Freddy Chang, J. Le, N. Hira, Q. Hong, C. Sun, B. Yamamoto, R.L. Jew
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Year
1992
Day
Saturday
Program Number
Poster 34
Room
Great Hall
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Abstract The use of apraclonidine (Iopidine) to prevent acute postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) increases after Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) and Argon or Neodymium: Yttrium-Aluminium Garnet; (Nd:YAG) laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) is well known. (Robin et al., Brown, R.H. et al.) Apraclonidine has also been used prophylactically for postcycloplegic intraocular pressure spikes by Hill and colleagues. A new application for apraclonidine is its ability to reverse intraocular pressure increases in patients who are dilated for fundus examination. Nine (9) patients who after routine dilated fundus examination manifested an increase in IOP greater than 6 mmHg have had their IOP successfully reversed with the topical application of 1% apraclonidine. We concude that 1% apraclonidine applied topically can effectively reduce increases in IOP after dilation.
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