Acute Retention of Urine Following Intraocular Surgery

  • S.N.N Nwosu Guinness Eye Centre, P.M.B. 1534, Onitsha, Nigeria.
Keywords: Acute retention, intraocular surgery.


Hyperosmolar agents and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used to lower the intraocular pressure and thus minimize the chances of vitreous loss during intraocular surgery. However, these agents could precipitate urinary retention. This is a report on two elderly men who had perioperative acute urinary retention following administration of oral glycerol and acetazolaminde, respectively. Ophthalmic using these agents must remember this compilation and should stock the instruments with which to promptly relieve the patient of the retention.

Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology Vol. 9, No.1 (August 2001): pp 37-39

KEY WORDS: Acute retention, intraocular surgery.


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