Funduscopy: to dilate or not?: Other drugs can cause partial pupil dilatation

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7534.179-a (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:179
  1. Peter D Cackett, ophthalmology specialist registrar (pete@pdcackett.demon.co.uk)
  1. Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh EH3 9HA

    Editor—Liew et al highlight the very small risks associated with precipitating an attack of angle closure glaucoma when dilating a pupil for the purposes of funduscopy.1

    The initiating event in acute angle closure glaucoma is incomplete mydriasis (pupil dilatation) resulting in pupil …

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