Numbing the eye during certain procedures.

Alcaine drops are a topical local anesthetic. It works on the nerves to decrease pain.

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  • Alcaine and Ophthetic
  • Rare:
    Blurred vision
    redness of the clear part of the eye
    sensitivity to light
    severe stinging in the eye
    throbbing eye pain
    Incidence not known:
    Bloody eye
    burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye
    change in vision
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with proparacaine ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known:
    Dry skin with cracking
    grooves or lines in the skin of the fingertips
    skin rash, hives, itching, or redness
  • (proparacaine hydrochloride) ophthalmic solution