PMID: 589508Nov 1, 1977

Effect of etomidate on intra-ocular pressure

Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal
C E FamewoO O Osuntokun


Etomidate, a new short-acting non-barbiturate hypnotic, was administered to 40 patients between the ages of 12 years and 65 years. Intra-ocular pressure was measured before and after etomidate injection using a Schiotz tonometer. A significant reduction of intra-ocular pressure was found to follow etomidate injection in spite of the often associated myoclonic movements. The mechanism of reduction of intra-ocular pressure has not been determined in this study. It is suggested that etomidate will be a useful intravenous induction agent where elevation of intra-ocular pressure is undesirable.


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