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Why would dipyridamole used in ophthalmology?

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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: See below

I do not know any ophthalmologists that routinely prescribe dipyridamole.
Theoretically it could be used as an additional antithrombotic if someone is having recurrent embolic events such as branch retinal artery occlusions but most ophthalmologists would defer this decision to a cardiologist or primary physician more comfortable with prescribing it.

In brief: See below

I do not know any ophthalmologists that routinely prescribe dipyridamole.
Theoretically it could be used as an additional antithrombotic if someone is having recurrent embolic events such as branch retinal artery occlusions but most ophthalmologists would defer this decision to a cardiologist or primary physician more comfortable with prescribing it.
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Theoretical benefit

This drug inhibits platelet aggregation.
Some believe that it is beneficial in conditions where there is excessive platelet aggregation causing obstruction of small blood vessels. I believe that there is little evidence to support its use for this purpose. It can also cause vasodilation which could be useful in arterial obstruction in the eye. Again, theoretical.

In brief: Theoretical benefit

This drug inhibits platelet aggregation.
Some believe that it is beneficial in conditions where there is excessive platelet aggregation causing obstruction of small blood vessels. I believe that there is little evidence to support its use for this purpose. It can also cause vasodilation which could be useful in arterial obstruction in the eye. Again, theoretical.
Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vascular issues

Dipyrmadole is a drug that thins the blood and is used to treat heart disease and to reduce the incidence of stroke.
frequently Ophthalomologists diagnose mini strokes based on transient visual loss and recommend that a personn uses some sort of blood thinner to prevent strokes.

In brief: Vascular issues

Dipyrmadole is a drug that thins the blood and is used to treat heart disease and to reduce the incidence of stroke.
frequently Ophthalomologists diagnose mini strokes based on transient visual loss and recommend that a personn uses some sort of blood thinner to prevent strokes.
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not normally used

Dipyridamole is an anti-platelet aggregation drug.
Ophthalmologists don't normally prescribe it, even in cases with clots or vascular occlusions where it may help in theory but has not been tested. Is it possible that you are thinking of dapiprazole, which is sometimes used to reverse the dilation of the pupil after an eye exam?

In brief: Not normally used

Dipyridamole is an anti-platelet aggregation drug.
Ophthalmologists don't normally prescribe it, even in cases with clots or vascular occlusions where it may help in theory but has not been tested. Is it possible that you are thinking of dapiprazole, which is sometimes used to reverse the dilation of the pupil after an eye exam?
Dr. Harold Peltan
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Dr. Norman Meyer
Ophthalmology

In brief: Under general doc

If an eye condtion hints at the use of an anticoagulant, the patient's primary doc (or a consultant) will be in charge of this.

In brief: Under general doc

If an eye condtion hints at the use of an anticoagulant, the patient's primary doc (or a consultant) will be in charge of this.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Vascular occlusion

If you have a condition with the eye related to thrombosis or vascular occlusion, this could be potentially treated with dipyridamole.

In brief: Vascular occlusion

If you have a condition with the eye related to thrombosis or vascular occlusion, this could be potentially treated with dipyridamole.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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