Topical apraclonidine testing discloses pupillary sympathetic denervation in diabetic patients


Koc F., Kansu T., Kavuncu S., Firat E.

JOURNAL OF NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.26, no.1, pp.25-29, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.wno.0000204648.79744.71
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-29

Abstract

Background: Autonomic denervation is common in diabetes mellitus (DM). Pupillary sympathetic denervation (PSD) has been found in Horner syndrome following instillation of apraclonidine 0.5%. We have applied this technique to investigate the prevalence of PSD in DM.