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Journal of Ophthalmology - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 346549, 5 pages -

Clinical StudyFederal University of São Paulo, Rua Três de Maio 61, Vila Clementino, 04044-020 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 10 June 2014; Accepted 19 August 2014; Published 2 September 2014

Academic Editor: Vishal Jhanji

Copyright © 2014 Ana Ellen Queiroz Santiago et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objectives. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of clonidine on intraoperative analgesia, sedation, intraocular and blood pressure, arrhythmia, and ischemia. Methods. Forty patients undergoing cataract surgery were allocated into two groups. They were monitored with Holter machine, the pupil was dilated, and 30 minutes later, 20 patients received clonidine 4 µg-kg, while the other 20 patients were given a 0.9% saline intravenously. Twenty minutes later, 2% lidocaine gel was applied. There were assessed intraoperative analgesia, intraocular pressure, blood pressure, heart rate, and the occurrence of arrhythmias and myocardial ischemia. Results. Pain intensity was lower in G1 during the phacoemulsification, irrigation, aspiration, and intraocular lens implantation. The HR and BP were lower with clonidine. The IOP was lower with clonidine after 15 minutes and at the end of the surgery. Sedation was higher with clonidine. The incidence of arrhythmia was lower at the end of surgery with clonidine. The incidence of myocardial ischemia did not differ between the groups. Conclusions. Clonidine 4 µg-kg before a phacoemulsification reduced the intensity of pain during cataract surgery. It also induced sedation, reduction of BP, HR, and incidence of arrhythmia at the end of the surgery, and did not alter myocardial ischemia. This trial is registered with Clinicaltrials.gov NCT01677351.

Author: Ana Ellen Queiroz Santiago, Adriana Machado Issy, and Rioko Kimiko Sakata

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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