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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-80

Sinus bradycardia following single-day use of timolol eye drops in a healthy young adult - A rare case report

1 Department of Ophthalmology, JIPMER Hospital, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, JIPMER Hospital, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Subashini Kaliaperumal
Department of Ophthalmology, JIPMER Hospital, Gorimedu, Puducherry - 605 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcor.jcor_91_20

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We report the rare case of timolol-induced sinus bradycardia in an otherwise healthy young individual following just 1 day use of timolol eye drops. A 35-year-old male presented with dispersed hyphema and raised intraocular pressure following blunt trauma in the left eye. He was prescribed timolol eye drops and topical steroids. He presented next day with giddiness, sweating, and heart rate (HR) of 30/min. Electrocardiogram confirmed sinus bradycardia injection atropine 0.5 mg intravenous was given. Timolol was substituted with brimonidine-brinzolamide drops. HR returned to normal of 72/min after 2 days of observation. Our case, therefore, represents an exaggerated response to topical timolol.

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