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December 1977

Dipivefrin Use in Patients With Intolerance to Topically Applied Epinephrine

Author Affiliations

From the Glaucoma Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(12):2157-2158. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120063004

• Twelve patients who had previously demonstrated an intolerance to topically applied epinephrine received dipivefrin 0.1% in one eye and epinephrine 2% in the other eye. An adverse reaction occurred in only one eye (8%) receiving dipivefrin, but in ten (83%) on epinephrine. Topical dipivefrin 0.1% proved useful for lowering intraocular pressure in patients intolerant to topically applied epinephrine.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:2157-2158, 1977)