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Topical Eye Anesthetic

Aka: Topical Eye Anesthetic, Topical Ophthalmic Anesthetic, Topical Ocular Anesthetic, Alcaine, Ophthetic, Pontocaine
  1. Indications
    1. Eye Evaluation in Trauma
    2. Eye Foreign Body
    3. Eye Irrigation
    4. Intraocular Pressure Testing
  2. Precautions
    1. Primary physicians should not dispense for home use after Eye Injury
      1. Delays re-epithelialization
      2. Suppresses normal Blink Reflex
  3. Preparations
    1. Tetracaine 0.5% (Pontocaine)
    2. Proparacaine 0.5% (Alcaine, Ophthetic)

Topical application of local anesthetic to eye (C0472476)

Concepts Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
SnomedCT 231346001
English Topical LA to eye, Topical local anaesthetic to eye, Topical local anesthetic to eye, Topical local anesthetic to eye (procedure), Topical anesthetic, Topical anaesthetic, Topical application of local anesthetic to eye
Spanish anestesia local tópica en ojo (procedimiento), anestesia local tópica en ojo
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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