Effects of epinephrine, benzalkonium chloride, and intraocular miotics on corneal endothelium.


Drugs formulated for use both inside and outside of the eye were tested for their potential toxic effects on the corneal endothelium. Commercially available epinephrine 1:1000 was toxic to the corneal endothelium, but solutions diluted fivefold caused no endothelial damage. The toxic agent was the sodium bisulfite 0.1% preservative. Benzalkonium chloride is… (More)


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