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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 179-180

Ivabradine-induced photosensitivity and phosphenes: Case report

1 Nandadeep Eye Hospital, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medicine, Chirayu Hospital, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nikunj K Bhatt
A/12, Dignity, Mogallane, Mahim, Mumbai - 400 016, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1606_21

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Ivabradine is a novel antianginal drug that acts by reducing the heart rate of the patient by acting on hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide–gated ion channels. Here, we report a case of a 39-year-old female who was taking ivabradine for the prevention of heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy and was noticing an increased photosensitivity and phosphenes after 1 year of treatment. The side effects of the medication were serious enough to affect the quality of the life of the patient. The patient became asymptomatic after stopping the medication.

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