Effects of intracameral use of adrenalin solution with preservative on corneal endothelium

Cakmak H. B., Cagil N., Dal D., Simavli H., Arifoglu H. B., Simsek S.

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, vol.29, no.1, pp.41-49, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15569520903433517
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-49
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Methods: This retrospective study comprised 70 patients with age-related cataracts who had undergone phacoemulsification cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation without any surgical complications. In the adrenalin group, patients with intraoperative intracameral adrenalin use were included. The intracameral adrenalin was composed of 1 mL of 1:100,000 dilution adrenalin with sodium bisulfite preservative. The control group included patients who underwent surgery without any intracameral adrenaline use. There were 36 patients in the adrenalin group and 34 patients in the control group. Corneal endothelial density, endothelial cell morphology, and endothelial cell area were measured via specular microscopy both preoperatively and 3 months after surgery. The 2 groups were compared with regard to changes in specular microscopy measurements.