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Preoperative topical cyclopentolate can be omitted when using intracameral lidocaine in phacoemulsification surgery
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ophthalmology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ophthalmology.
2009 (English)In: Acta Ophthalmologica, ISSN 1755-375X, Vol. 87, no 3, 297-299 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: To evaluate the mydriatic effect of topical cyclopentolate 1% when combined with topical phenylephrine 10% and intracameral lidocaine 1% in phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

METHODS: We performed a prospective, double-masked, randomized trial including 20 patients with age-related cataract, who were scheduled for unilateral phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients were given either two drops of phenylephrine 10% at 30 mins and 15 mins prior to surgery (group 1), or two drops each of cyclopentolate 1% and phenylephrine 10% at the same time points (group 2). All patients were also given lidocaine 1% intracamerally at the beginning of the procedure. Intraoperative pupil sizes were assessed from video-recordings.

RESULTS: Initially, pupil sizes were significantly smaller in group 1 (4.8 +/- 1.2 mm versus 6.5 +/- 1.4 mm; p = 0.0098), but the lidocaine injection increased the pupil sizes in group 1 significantly, so that pupil sizes in both groups were equalized throughout the surgical procedure.

CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative topical cyclopentolate does not enhance mydriasis in phacoemulsification surgery when using intracameral lidocaine and can be omitted when intracameral lidocaine is used.

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2009. Vol. 87, no 3, 297-299 p.
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cyclopentolate;intracameral;lidocaine;mydriatics;phenylephrine, phacoemulsification surgery
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23817DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2007.01093.xPubMedID: 19437617OAI: diva2:225723
Available from: 2009-06-29 Created: 2009-06-29 Last updated: 2011-12-20Bibliographically approved

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