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Prophylaxis of an Iatrogenic Increase in Intraocular Pressure

  • P. Schmitz-Valckenberg
Conference paper


Sudden increases in intraocular pressure are often caused by drug treatment or surgery. The local or systemic application of atropine-like drugs can elevate intraocular pressure by the increase in flow resistance or due to an iris blockade becoming manifest.


Intraocular Pressure Anterior Chamber Ocular Hypertension Cataract Extraction Corneal Edema 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Schmitz-Valckenberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ophthalmological DepartmentHospital Evangelisches StiftKoblenzFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.AugenabteilungKrankenhaus Evangelisches StiftKoblenzFederal Republic of Germany

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