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2020 Aug 25

Ophthalmol Retina

Control of Pain in Intravitreal Injections (COPIVIN): Evaluation of Combination Topical Anesthetics and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drops (NSAIDs).


Wingelaar MJ, Sweeney RC, Thomas-Virnig C, Raevis JJ, Chang JS, Mititelu M
Ophthalmol Retina. 2020 Aug 25.
PMID: 32858247.


Our randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial investigated the utility of NSAID drops in pain control following intravitreal injection. The addition of topical NSAID to proparacaine drops and lidocaine ophthalmic gel had negligible effect on subjective pain.