cycloplegia


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cycloplegia

 [si″klo-ple´jah]
paralysis of the ciliary muscle; paralysis of accommodation.

cy·clo·ple·gi·a

(sī'klō-plē'jē-ă),
Loss of power in the ciliary muscle of the eye; may be by denervation or by pharmacologic action.
[cyclo- + G. plēgē, stroke]

cycloplegia

/cy·clo·ple·gia/ (si″klo-ple´jah) paralysis of the ciliary muscle; paralysis of accommodation.

cycloplegia

(sī′klə-plē′jə)
n.
Paralysis of the ciliary muscles of the eye, resulting in the loss of visual accommodation.

cycloplegia

[sī′kləplē′jə]
Etymology: Gk, kyklos + plege, stroke
paralysis of accommodation, as induced by certain ophthalmic drugs to allow examination of the eye. It causes pupillary dilation and relaxation of accommodation. See also cycloplegic.

cycloplegia

Ophthalmology Paralysis of the ciliary muscle, resulting in paralysis of accommodation

cy·clo·ple·gi·a

(sī'klō-plē'jē-ă)
Loss of power in the ciliary muscle of the eye; may be by denervation or by pharmacologic action.
[cyclo- + G. plēgē, stroke]

cycloplegia

Paralysis of the focusing muscle of the eye, usually caused by atropine or other similar eye drops, but occasionally a permanent state as a result of blunt injury to the eye. Cycloplegia makes it impossible to focus on near objects without spectacles.

cycloplegia 

Paralysis of the ciliary muscle resulting in a loss of accommodation. It is usually accompanied by dilatation of the pupil. See acetylcholine; anisocycloplegia; latent hyperopia; mydriatic.

cycloplegia

paralysis of the ciliary muscle; paralysis of accommodation.
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Prevailing practice trends seem to advocate medical treatment with topical lubrication, cycloplegia and antibiotic coverage or bandage contact lens for first time corneal abrasions.
Also, it should produce a rapid onset of cycloplegia, blocking accommodation completely for an adequate period of time, before swiftly restoring accommodative ability.
Cycloplegia is an invasive technique which can be uncomfortable, or even distressing, for the child.
The cycloplegia achieved is not too deep, as compared with atropine, but it is quicker in onset, often achieved after 30 minutes from its administration.
Its administration is justified in children of pre-verbal age or when other cycloplegic agents fail to produce a satisfactory level of cycloplegia.
41) found that the repeatability of retinoscopy under cycloplegia is poorer than noncycloplegic conditions, mainly due to the irregularity of the retinoscopic reflex through a dilated pupil.
48) Wet autorefraction generally seems more accurate if it is compared to the subjective refraction under cycloplegia.
Although the refractive assessment should be carried out as naturally as possible, when the practitioner encounters uncooperative children or those with risk factors for binocular vision anomalies the refraction should be performed under cycloplegia.
a) Atropine produces cycloplegia within 2-3 hours and recovery of accommodation in 2 days
It is a controversial issue with different arguments being presented as to whether it serves to reduce reactive miosis (ie, relieve pupil spasm that can occur with substantial release of prostaglandins into the anterior chamber following activation of the innate immune response) and/or ciliary (body) spasm, or whether the use of the cycloplegia serves to reduce ongoing cell-mediated inflammation by beneficial reduction of blood flow in the uveal and iris vasculature.
Do not use routine cycloplegia or mydriasis for anyone with ASD; obviously if pathology is suspected then the ends may justify the means and drugs should be used, but be sensitive to potential unusual side effects.