Atropine in the treatment of traumatic hyphema

H. D. Gilbert, Allan D. Jensen

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The use of topical atropine was the only treatment variable in a series of 115 patients with traumatic hyphema. Atropine had no effect on the incidence of secondary hemorrhage, on the rate of reabsorption of the hyphema, or on the visual outcome. The drug permits earlier fundus examination and provides patient comfort, apparently without significant complications. Poor visual acuity in patients with secondary hemorrhage appears to be a result of the associated ocular injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1300
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume5
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1973

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Hyphema
Atropine
Hemorrhage
Eye Injuries
Visual Acuity
Incidence
Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Patient Comfort

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Atropine in the treatment of traumatic hyphema. / Gilbert, H. D.; Jensen, Allan D.

In: Annals of Ophthalmology, Vol. 5, No. 12, 1973, p. 1297-1300.

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Gilbert, H. D. ; Jensen, Allan D. / Atropine in the treatment of traumatic hyphema. In: Annals of Ophthalmology. 1973 ; Vol. 5, No. 12. pp. 1297-1300.
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