topical anesthetic

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Noun1.topical anesthetic - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the bodytopical anesthetic - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
anesthyl - a mixture of methyl and ethyl chloride; sprayed on as a local anesthetic
antipruritic - a substance that relieves or prevents itching
benzocaine, ethyl aminobenzoate - a white crystalline ester used as a local anesthetic
butacaine, butacaine sulfate - a white crystalline ester that is applied to mucous membranes as a local anesthetic
ethyl chloride - a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic
Lidocaine, Xylocaine - a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
Ethocaine, procaine - a white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine
tetracaine - a crystalline compound used in the form of a hydrochloride as a local anesthetic
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Needling of filtering bleb was performed in biomicroscopy, following proxymetacaine eye drop instillation.
In our study we neither prefix the riboflavin application with 30 min proxymetacaine chloride, as demonstrated by Kir et al,16 Nor did we used a corneal epithelial trephine for riboflavin soak like Zhang et al for enhanced permeability.17
Proxymetacaine hydrochloride 0.5% drops were used for local anesthesia, while lids and lashes were sterilized with povidone-iodine (10%) scrub solution.
* Cycloplegic refractive error of each eye (Shin-Nippon autorefractor, one drop of 0.5% proxymetacaine HCI and 1.0% cyclopentolate HC1)
Alcaine (0.5%) (proxymetacaine hydrochloride; Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Puurs, Belgium) was applied for local anesthesia.
Linda said: "The letter said I'd gone in for a routine eye examination and been given drops of Proxymetacaine 0.5%.
Now home and resting, Linda said: "The letter said I'd gone in for a routine eye examination and been given drops of Proxymetacaine 0.5%.