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Clinical testing of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) showed it to be extremely well tolerated after injection into the human eye.
A transient rise in intraocular pressure postoperatively has been reported in some cases.
Rarely, postoperative inflammatory reactions (iritis, hypopyon), as well as incidents of corneal edema and corneal decompensation, have been reported with viscoelastic agents. Their relationship to OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) has not been established.
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