Local anaesthetics

 

BENOXINATE HYDROCHLORIDE:

Indications: Used in applanation tonometry and for the fitting of contact lenses.

Contraindications: Caution should be observed when benoxinate hydrochloride is used in patients with allergies, cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, or open lesions.

Dose and Administration: Adults and children: To be used as directed by the ophthalmologist. 1-3 drops of 0,4% solution, depending on the degree of anaesthesia required. Onset of action is 6-20 seconds and duration of effect is 15 minutes.

BENOXINATE HYDROCHLORIDE-FLUORESCEIN SODIUM: 

Indications: for procedures requiring a disclosing agent in combination with a topical ophthalmic anesthetic agent such as tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreigen bodies and other short corneal and conjunctival procedures.

Contraindications: Caution should be observed when benoxinate hydrochloride is used in patients with allergies, cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, or open lesions.

Dose and Administration: 1-2 drops in single instillations in each eye before operating.

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