Deep corneal anesthesia: 1 drop 0.5% ophthalmic soln in each
eye every 5-10 min for 5-7 doses. Superficial corneal anesthesia: 1-2 drops 0.5%
ophthalmic solution in each eye before surgery or diagnostic procedure.
[Supplied: 0.25%, 0.5% oph
FDA labeled indications: Corneal anesthesia of short duration, for
procedures such as tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign
bodies, and for short corneal and conjunctival procedures.
tetracaine ( Pontocaine )
Adult (usual) -
Anesthesia, ophthalmic: minor surgical procedures:
instill 1-2 drops of 0.5% ophthalmic solution into eyes every 5-10 min
for 1-3 instillations.
Anesthesia, ophthalmic: prolonged anesthesia (ie,
cataract extraction), instill 1-2 drops of 0.5% ophthalmic solution into
eye(s) every 5-10 min for 3-5 doses.
Anesthesia, ophthalmic: tonometry and other short procedures:
instill 1-2 drops of 0.5% ophthalmic solution into eyes prior to
Important note: Prolonged use (especially for at-home self-medication)
is not recommended. May delay wound healing.
Listed dosages are for - Adult patients ONLY. PLEASE READ THE
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