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Effect of 10% phenylephrine eye drops on systemic blood pressure in normotensive & hypertensive patient.
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PMID:  22303506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: A prospective study to evaluate the effect of 10% Phenylephrine eye drops on systemic blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive patients.
METHODS: The sample comprised of 55 normotensive patients and 34 hypertensive patients were subjected to 10% Phenylephrine eye drops during routine eye examination.
RESULTS: No statistically and clinically significant increase in blood pressure after the instillation of 10% Phenylephrine eye drops was seen in 87% of normotensive patients and 76% of hypertensive patients. Mild rise of blood pressure was seen in 11% of normotensive patients and in 15% of the hypertensive patients. Only one patient (3%) had severe rise of blood pressure in the hypertensive group.
CONCLUSION: This study shows that pupillary dilatation with 10% Phenylephrine eye drops did not significantly increase systemic blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive patients. Although precautions should be taken when used in hypertensive patients.
Jagdish Bhatia; Mathew Varghese; Arti Bhatia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman medical journal     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1999-768X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526350     Medline TA:  Oman Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Ophthalmology, PO Box: 421, Postal Code: 329, Rustaq, Sultanate of Oman.
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