Int Ophthalmol (2018) 38:1235–1242 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10792-017-0587-2 ORIGINAL PAPER Comparison of surgeon comfort assessment during phacoemulsiﬁcation using bilateral topical anesthesia versus ipsilateral topical anesthesia: a randomized controlled study . . Rashim Mannan Archna Pruthi Sumeet Khanduja Received: 7 December 2016 / Accepted: 5 June 2017 / Published online: 14 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 Abstract mean TOPT (418.88 ± 89.59 vs. 341.64 ± 79.51; Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of bilateral use of p = 0.00), respectively. However, no statistically sig- topical anesthetic eye drops during phacoemulsiﬁca- niﬁcant difference existed for mean TPPT (143.57 ± tion procedure as compared to use in one eye only. 87.96 vs. 152.96 ± 78.99; p = 0.48). Methods This is a prospective double-blind random- Conclusion Simultaneous instillation of topical ized case study of 180 cases undergoing phacoemul- anesthetic eye drops in both the eyes, i.e., operating siﬁcation under topical anesthesia using 0.5% eye and the fellow eye as against practice of instilling proparacaine: Group 1 consisting of patients who topical anesthetic eye drop in the operating eye only, had topical anesthetic eye drop instilled into the helps in decreasing the total surgical time by primarily operating eye only and Group 2 consisting of
International Ophthalmology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 14, 2017
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