seizures at the eye doctor optometrist office

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    Have a patient who received eye drops (gtt) at optometrist office proparacaine and ended up having a seizure, has anyone else experienced this condition?
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    I have never heard of this. I looked up the drug and it under precautions it does say "systemic toxicity may occur rarely; including CNS stimulation followed by depression". Is this the first time the patient has taken the drops? Or do they use it chronically? Do they have a history of seizure?
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    NO correlation. Either the person has a previous seizure disorder or they passed out which can sometimes appear like a seizure.
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