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Intraocular penetration of topical lidocaine 4%.

Authors
  • Bellucci, R
  • Morselli, S
  • Pucci, V
  • Zordan, R
  • Magnolfi, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1999
Volume
25
Issue
5
Pages
642–647
Identifiers
PMID: 10330638
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Topically applied lidocaine 4% effectively penetrates the eye, providing analgesia for phacoemulsification. We suggest at least 6 instillations in the hour preceding surgery. In this study, pain during surgery was primarily related to poor intraocular levels of the anesthetic agent.

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