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COMPLICATION OF ARGON LASER PERIPHERAL IRIDOPLASTY
Urrets-Zavalia described a syndrome of a fixed dilated pupil (iris atrophy) and secondary glaucoma following penetrating keratoplasty in patients with keratoconus. He associated these cases with post operative mydriatic treatment. Uribe, however, reported a similar post operative mydriasis following corneal transplantation for keratoconus in which no mydriatic agents were used post operatively. Ritch and coworkers report eight patients who developed mydriatic pupils following argon laser keratoplasty for the treatment of narrow anterior chamber angles. Slow recovery of papillary function was observed in these patients. See page 427
CAN OPTOMETRISTS IDENTIFY AND MANAGE PATIENTS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT?
In many countries a shortage of ophthalmologists creates a man power issue in delivering quality eye care. Partnership with optometry seems a logical way to solve this problem. Hau and coworkers describe a study performed in an …