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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 271-273

Unusual application of topical brimonidine for the management of epithelial cysts

Department of Ophthalmology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Ran Moshkovsky
Department of Ophthalmology, Wolfson Medical Center, Ha-Lokhamim St. 62, Holon, 5822012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2628_22

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The mainstay management of progressive epithelial cysts spans from fine-needle aspiration of the cyst content to radical en bloc excision. Such a surgical approach may result in cyst rupture, recurrence, or collateral tissue damage. Based on previous experience, we aimed at evaluating the off-label use of topical brimonidine as a conservative measure for treating epithelial cysts of the iris and conjunctiva before commencing a surgical excision. We describe two different cases of epithelial cysts in which topical brimonidine was issued with successful outcome, making the more traditional surgical intervention redundant.

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