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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Alcaine Opht.

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6 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Anesthesia of the Cornea of the Eye
6/4/2014 12:34:55 PM

Reviewer: crummy1810, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
When I have eye checks for glaucoma, every 6 mos. Dr. uses this. I ALWAYS get severe headaches & am trying to find a substitute that doesn't cause this problem.

Condition: Anesthesia of the Cornea of the Eye
5/5/2010 6:01:11 PM

Reviewer: EyePatient, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was administered 1 drop of this drug in each eye in order to have my eye pressure measured. Within minutes, I experienced a severe headache followed by rapid breathing and heartrate, nausea and foggy thinking. It is not a benign drug.

Condition: Anesthesia of the Cornea of the Eye
9/4/2009 6:00:11 PM

Reviewer: banersam, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was given this medication on my routine eye check up. After the drop was administered the eye started to irritate, and itch. By that evening I had allergic reaction all over my body like hives. Next morning when brushing my teeth, I noticed my face swollen and my lips drooping and eyelids heavy and drooping. I had the previous all evening washed my eyes with lots of water and drank a lot of wate ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anesthesia of the Cornea of the Eye
5/12/2009 4:53:05 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had s foreign object inside of eye that scratched my cornes very badly. I flushed it for days with no relief. I couldn't sleep, drive watch tv or anything for a whole week. I finally went to ER and they dropped two drops of Alcaine in my eye, and I felt total releif. After a week of suffering that 30 minutes of pain refleif lifted my spirit.

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