Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 43–47 | Cite as

Effect of warming and buffering lidocaine on pain during facial anesthesia

  • Haluk Talu
  • Orhan Elibol
  • Ates Yanyali
  • Levent Karabas
  • Banu Alp
  • Yusuf Çaglar
Original Article

Abstract

In a double-blind study, room-temperature lidocaine was injected randomly into 1 eyelid of 40 patients during facial anesthesia. The other eyelid of the same eye received injection of warm lidocaine (group 1) or bicarbonate-buffered lidocaine (group 2). Based on a pain scale, warming or buffering lidocaine did not significantly reduce the amount of infiltration pain. Buffering lidocaine was effective in reducing the quality of pain, as judged by the patient's report of dominant pain.

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© Humana Press Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haluk Talu
    • 1
  • Orhan Elibol
    • 1
  • Ates Yanyali
    • 1
  • Levent Karabas
    • 1
  • Banu Alp
    • 1
  • Yusuf Çaglar
    • 1
  1. 1.Ophthalmology DepartmentKocaeli University School of MedicineKocaeliTurkey

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