Anterior uveitis that is refractory to topical steroids may require a subconjunctival injection of steroid, such as betamethasone, which is usually administered with subconjunctival mydricaine, a preparation used to achieve mydriasis and cycloplegia
in severe inflammation.
Ocucyclo - an anti-cholinergic agent for mydriasis (dilation of pupil) and cycloplegia
(paralysis of ciliary muscle for use in eyesight examination);
The treatment will include broadspectrum topical antibiotic cover, oral vitamin C at 1 - 2 g/day, topical cycloplegia
and topical steroids.
Other symptoms of intoxication include mydriasis, cycloplegia
, hot flashes, warm and dry skin, dry mouth, urinary retention, tachycardia, hyper or hypotension, delirium, jerky and/or myoclonic movements, choreoathetosis, hyperthermia, coma, respiratory arrest, CNS stimulation followed by depression and in rare cases even seizures.
Iris adhesions to the lens were broken with vigorous cycloplegia
The lecturer from Aston University shared results from a study using atropine 1%, which achieved significant reduction in myopic progression, although conceded that the unwelcome side effects of mydriasis and cycloplegia
presented a problem in a clinical setting.
17) Two recent articles investigated the use of alcohol delamination in patients unresponsive to traditional therapy (lubrication, cycloplegia
, patching and bandage contact lenses).
44) However, cycloplegia
to help minimise pain following pupillary spasm, topical anti-infectives to reduce the risk of infection and a bandage contact lens to prevent interaction between the papillae and cornea may also be advised.
2) evaluated the difference in refractive error in non-strabismic children between the ages of seven years and 16 years, using static retinoscopy under two conditions--first by fogging the contralateral eye with a positive lens and second with cycloplegia
using cyclopentolate 1%.
An article in the next issue of OT will discuss the use of cycloplegia
and non-cycloplegic (Mohindra) techniques in more detail, but some general pointers are offered here.
Ocular side effects include mydriasis, cycloplegia
, dry eyes, nystagmus, and the paresis of ocular muscles.
Some passengers were using scopolamine patches to ward off sea sickness but as a side effect encountered blurred vision because of transient mydriasis and cycloplegia