Presence of free radicals in intracameral agents commonly used during cataract surgery

David Lockington, EC Macdonald, David Young, P. Stewart, Muriel Caslake, Kanna Ramaesh

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Abstract

Free radicals are known to cause cellular damage and are present in ophthalmic preparations. Corneal defence mechanisms are bypassed in intra-ocular surgery. We evaluated commonly used intracameral agents to ascertain the presence of free radicals and investigate the possibility of anterior segment and endothelial toxicity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1674-7
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume94
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • cataract Extraction
  • free Radicals
  • ophthalmic solutions
  • phenylephrine

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