Effects of Topical Epinephrine on Experimental Sickle Cell Hyphema

Jacqueline A. Vernot, Morton F. Goldberg, Bruce A. Barron

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Abstract

Experimental sickle cell hyphemas were produced by injecting human sickle cell—β°-thalassemia blood into rabbit anterior chambers. Eyes treated with topical 2% epinephrine hydrochloride showed no significant difference in the duration of the hyphema or in the percentage of sickled cells in the anterior chamber compared with untreated eyes. Topical 2% epinephrine had no apparent sustained effect on intraocular pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-283
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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