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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Proparacaine (Overview)

Proparacaine is an eye-affecting agent.


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Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Proparacaine: Proparacaine eye drops are used during an eye exam to help a physician determine a number of things. These include measuring the pressure of the eyeball and looking for a scratch on the cornea. Proparacaine is almost never used to treat eye pain since it usually interferes with the ability of the cornea to heal. One exception is after some types of corneal surgery, and only then by prescription. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Proparacaine (Overview)

Proparacaine is an eye-affecting agent.


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Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Proparacaine: Proparacaine eye drops are used during an eye exam to help a physician determine a number of things. These include measuring the pressure of the eyeball and looking for a scratch on the cornea. Proparacaine is almost never used to treat eye pain since it usually interferes with the ability of the cornea to heal. One exception is after some types of corneal surgery, and only then by prescription. ...Read more

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How do the numbing drops during an eye exam work?

How do the numbing drops during an eye exam work?

Anesthetic: the drops that are used are usually proparacaine, which is a topical anesthetic. It's just like the stuff the dentist gives you. In the old days, the drops that were used were cocaine-- which is a topical anesthetic as well-- but that's not done very often anymore for obvious reasons. ...Read more

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What kind of anasthesia are you given in an eye surgery?

What kind of anasthesia are  you given in an eye surgery?

Light sedation: Most cases that I have done have involved a little IV sedation along with local anesthetic on the eye. Discuss with your ophthalmologist what they use. ...Read more

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Will a doctor give me anesthesia to my eyes while lasik operation ?

Will a doctor give me anesthesia to my eyes while lasik operation ?

Yes: Lasik is done with anesthetic eye drops. The light will be bright and you will feel some pressure briefly but no pain during the procedure ...Read more

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What is the name of the eye drop anesthetic that optometrist use to check for glaucoma ?

What is the name of the eye drop anesthetic that optometrist use to check for glaucoma ?

Topical anesthetic : Commonly used to "numb" the eye prior to applanation tonometry are: proparacaine, tetracaine, ; benoxinate. The first two need an addition of a flourescein strip to color the drop, whereas the latter, the flourescein is already in the bottle. ...Read more

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What's in numbing drops that optometrists use that makes your eye numb? Is it similar to lidocaine that dentists use in your mouth? I'm just curious.

Proparacaine: Most eye doctors (ophthalmologists and optometrists) use proparacaine or tetracaine eye drops as a topical anesthetic to examine the eyes and measure the intraocular pressure. It is similar to other local anesthetics such as lidocaine. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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