A comparison of proparacaine and tetracaine eye anesthetics.

  title={A comparison of proparacaine and tetracaine eye anesthetics.},
  author={Joel Michael Bartfield and Timothy J. Holmes and Nancy Raccio-Robak},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={1 4},
OBJECTIVE To compare two topical eye anesthetics, proparacaine and tetracaine, for pain of instillation and duration of activity. METHODS Volunteers received both anesthetics in a prospective, randomized, double-masked protocol. The subjects were given one drop of a study solution in the lower lid fornix of the left eye. Immediately after receiving the medication, they rated the pain of instillation on a previously validated visual-analog pain scale. This procedure was then repeated in the… CONTINUE READING

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