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

Freddy Chang

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.

Details

Year: 1992

Program Number: Poster 34

Author Affiliation: n/a

Co-Authors: J. Le, N. Hira, Q. Hong, C. Sun, B. Yamamoto, R.L. Jew

Co-Author Affiliation: n/a

Room: Great Hall