Miotic drugs, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.

D. B. Freilich, M. H. Seelenfreund

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It has been reported in the literature, and is the clinical impression of many ophthalmologists, that the use of miotic drugs and especially Phospholine Iodide increases the incidence of retinal detachment. A review of 1,000 cases of retinal detachment is reported with a breakdown of the percentage of patients who previously had glaucoma and the various drugs with which they had been treated prior to the development of their retinal detachments. The incidence of bilateral cases is also studied and conclusions are drawn as to whether or not there is any increased incidence of retinal detachment or in the bilaterality in patients who are on miotic medications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalModern problems in ophthalmology
StatePublished - 1975


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