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June 1933

ATROPINE CONTRAINDICATED BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER IRIDENCLEISIS FOR GLAUCOMA

Author Affiliations

OSLO, NORWAY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(6):913-914. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830010937003
Abstract

R. E. Wright,1 by means of several instillations of atropine after iridencleisis in an eye suffering from simple chronic glaucoma, produced acute congestive glaucoma, which had never before been observed in the affected eye. This observation requires fuller comment than the few lines that I recently published in the Archives.2

Wright1 wrote:

The Lagrange method or its modification was adopted in three cases. Stimulated by the excellent late results by Gjessing3 at Oxford in July last, we once more essayed a trial of iridencleisis (Holth). A number of cases were treated by this method toward the close of the year and a good impression formed of the immediate post-operative results. Both the writer and Dr. K. Koman Nayar, who between them have an operative experience of glaucoma of over 4,000 cases and who have been associated in the treatment of the bulk of these

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