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April 25, 1903

THE USE OF A MYDRIATIC AFTER THE AGE OF FORTY-FIVE.

JAMA. 1903;XL(17):1135-1141. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490170016002f
Abstract

THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PROMINENT OPHTHALMOLOGISTS.  In the letters sent out the following questions were asked:1. What is your practice in regard to the use of mydriatics or cycloplegics in refraction work in patients beyond 45 years?2. If they are used frequently, what advantages and what disadvantages or dangers, if any, do you find in such use?3. If they are used infrequently or not at all is their omission due to disbelief in their utility or to fear of bad effect?4. Is the belief in these advantages and disadvantages theoretical or the result of your own experience?5. Can you cite cases in your own practice in which glaucoma has seemed to be caused or aggravated by the use of these drugs?Ninety of the 100 to whom letters were sent replied. These replies are classified as well as may be according to the

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