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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-72

Tropicamide and anaphylaxis: A case report

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Başkent University Zübeyde Hanım Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatry, Başkent University Zübeyde Hanım Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Nazife Sefi-Yurdakul
Halk Sokak, No. 26 Sahilevleri, 35320 Narlidere, İzmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-4534.325779

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A 6-month-old boy was brought to the ophthalmology outpatient clinic of our hospital by his parents with the suspicion of esotropia of his left eye. He was able to follow the objects, pupillary light reactions were normal, orthophoric in primary position with corneal light reflex (Hirschberg) test, ductions and versions were normal in all gaze positions. One drop of tropicamide (1%) was instilled in both eyes of the infant for cycloplegic retinoscopy and fundus examinations. After 10 min, anaphylaxis, respiratory and circulatory failure developed. He was immediately examined by the pediatrician, and emergency code was announced. At the 5th min of treatment, he regained consciousness, his respiratory and circulatory symptoms started to improve, and blood pressure returned to normal. In this case report, we aim to point out that tropicamide may rarely lead to life-threatening complications

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