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Atropine is used in the treatment of iridocyclitis because it: (AIIMS Nov 2014)



A Dilates pupil and increase flow of fresh aqueous rich in nutrients and antibodies

B Prevents formation of posterior synechiae

C Gives rest to iris and ciliary body

D All are correct

Ans. D All are correct

1. In anterior uveitis dilatation of pupil with atropine, hot fomentation and control of acute phase of inflammation with corticosteroids form the corner stone of therapy. Atropine acts in 3 ways:

a. Relieves ciliary spasm (therefore pain)

b. It reduces hyperaemia Q

c. It prevents the formation of posterior synechiae Q and breaks away necoly formed synechiae.

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