Alcon | Alcaine (Medication)


Alcaine/proparacaine is used in the eye as an anesthetic to numb the pain that may occur during eye procedures such as surgery. Alcaine ophthalmic solution is a rapidly-acting topical anesthetic, with induced anesthesia lasting approximately 10-20 minutes.

Alcaine ophthalmic solution is indicated for procedures in which a topical ophthalmic anesthetic is indicated:corneal anesthesia of short duration, e. g. tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign bodies, and for short corneal and conjunctival procedures. ...

Side Effect:

The most common are redness, burning, or stinging of the eye(s) may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:eye pain, eye swelling, vision changes.

Tell your doctor immediately if dryness or cracking of the skin on the fingertips occurs. This may be a sign of a skin allergy (e. g. , allergic contact dermatitis). ...


Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of:other eye problems such as cataracts, infections, allergies (especially drug allergies). Prolonged use of eye anesthetics is not recommended; doing so could cause permanent eye problems (e. g. , corneal opacities) or loss of vision.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...