Retinal Detachments and Topical Ocular Miotics

Harold Beasley, Frederick T. Fraunfelder

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There is increasing suspicion that topical ocular miotic therapy in selected persons may precipitate retinal detachments. This is a rare event and probably does not occur in patients free of retinal pathology. Data supporting a possible cause and effect relationship, obtained from the National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects, a survey of the Retina Society, medicolegal decisions, and a review of the literature, is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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