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Article
March 1969

Cycloplegic Provocative Testing

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Ophthalmology of the New York Medical College.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(3):356-358. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010358010
Abstract

The effect of cycloplegia on intraocular pressure was studied in a series of angle-closure glaucoma patients who had undergone peripheral iridectomies. Twenty percent of these patients had intraocular pressure elevations of at least 6 mm Hg though the angles remained unequivocally open. Analysis of the responsive group revealed that positive provocative tests were confined to those patients who had elevated intraocular pressures despite patent iridectomies. No positive responses occurred in postiridectomy normotensive eyes. The findings suggest that the same mechanism underlies cycloplegic responsiveness in this group as in patients with chronic simple glaucoma.

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