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The short to medium-term risks of intracameral phenylephrine.
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PMID:  23248535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes and complications of patients undergoing phacoemulsification with and without the administration of intracameral phenylephrine.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, a chart review was performed. Two groups with an equal number of patients who did or did not receive intracameral phenylephrine during phacoemulsification were compared for differences in outcomes, risk factors and complications. The Chi-square test was used for comparison between groups. P<0.05 was statistically significant.
RESULTS: The two groups were well matched with regard to preoperative ophthalmic and systemic risk factors for complications and had very similar phacoemulsification power and time profiles. No differences in outcome were detected (P>0.05, all comparisons).
CONCLUSION: This retrospective study suggests that intracameral phenylephrine normalizes the intraoperative risk of small pupil cataract surgery and is not associated with an increased risk of systemic or postoperative ophthalmic complications.
Gwyn S Williams; Mahmoud Radwan; Shwan Kadare; Christopher P R Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Middle East African journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0975-1599     ISO Abbreviation:  Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  2013-05-21     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521797     Medline TA:  Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, Wales, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anterior Chamber
Follow-Up Studies
Intraoperative Period
Middle Aged
Mydriatics / administration & dosage
Phenylephrine / administration & dosage*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Wales / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mydriatics; 59-42-7/Phenylephrine

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