Dipivefrin-induced xerosis

Eedy Mezer, Jehudith Scharf, Ewy Meyer, Benjamin Miller

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A case of xerosis following treatment with dipivefrin hydrochloride is described. The ultrastructural features of the conjunctival biopsy specimen revealed changes in the microvilli: loss and decrease in their height. These findings were similar to sicca syndrome. This side effect is very rare. An associated decrease in tear secretion was treated with tear substitutes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Toxicology - Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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