Antibacterial activity of anesthetic solutions and preservatives: an in vitro comparative study.

@article{Dantas2000AntibacterialAO,
  title={Antibacterial activity of anesthetic solutions and preservatives: an in vitro comparative study.},
  author={Paulo Elias Corr{\^e}a Dantas and E Uesugui and Maria Cristina Nishiwaki-Dantas and Lycia Mara Jenn{\'e} M{\'i}mica},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={353-4}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the antibacterial activity of topical anesthetic solutions and their preservatives individually in vitro, to determine involvement with bacterial growth inhibition. MATERIAL AND METHODS Proparacaine and tetracaine (in concentrations of 0.125%, 0.25%, and 0.50%), edetate disodium (EDTA), benzalkonium chloride, EDTA + benzalkonium chloride, and sterile saline solution were used. Five microliters of each solution were applied to standard filter paper disks and placed in… CONTINUE READING