Lidocaine (Into the eye)
Anesthetic, Local (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Lidocaine belongs to the family of medicines called local anesthetics. This medicine is applied in the eye to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain procedures. It works by blocking the signals at the nerve endings in the eye.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given as a drop into your eye.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to lidocaine or to any other numbing medicines.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
After this medicine is applied to the eye, do not rub or wipe the eye until the feeling in the eye returns. To do so may cause injury or damage to the eye.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blurred vision or other changes in vision.
Burning or irritation of your eye.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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