Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-106

Use of topical brimonidine to prevent intraocular pressure elevations following Nd: YAG-laser posterior capsulotomy

Department of Ophthalmology, Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research, Surat, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, India

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Deepak Saxena
Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar - Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-500X.81902

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Objective: To study the effect of brimonidine on intraocular pressure (IOP) following capsulotomy among Indian subjects. Materials and Methods: The study was a nonrandomized trial with open label. Results: 80% of the subjects showed a decrease in IOP after instilling 0.2% brimonidine (1 hour pre capsulotomy). No such decrease was observed in control. After 1 and 4 h post capsulotomy a statistically significant decrease in IOP ranging between 1-10 mmHg was found in 73.3% of the treatment group. Conclusions: In the present study 0.2% brimonidine has been proven effective to counteract the increase in IOP following Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy in Indian setting.

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