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Time to drop the phenylephrine from the paediatric cycloplegia protocol: informing practice through audit

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This work was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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