Letter

Funduscopy: to dilate or not?: Precipitation of angle closure may not be a disservice

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7534.179 (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:179
  1. Kanchan J Bhan, specialist registrar, ophthalmology (starfish1944@yahoo.com),
  2. Andrew Bastawrous, senior house officer, ophthalmology,
  3. Keith G Davey, consultant ophthalmologist
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield HD3 3EA
  2. Department of Ophthalmology, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield HD3 3EA

    Editor—Liew et al encourage clinicians to dilate pupils for thorough funduscopy.1 The rare occurrence of precipitated angle closure with tropicamide 0.5% may not necessarily be a disservice to the patient, for two reasons.

    Firstly, anyone whose angle may be provoked into closure by a mild mydriatic …

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