Saline Injection - Assisted Anesthesia in Eyelid Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2011 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 11, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2011
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Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The investigators hypothesize that injection of saline to the upper eyelids prior to lidocaine/adrenaline injection will reduce pain of the local anesthetic in comparison to injection of lidocaine alone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Blepharoptosis Procedure: Injection of Saline + Lidocaine/Adrenaline Procedure: Lidocaine/Adrenaline only Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Saline Injection - Assisted Anesthesia in Eyelid Surgery
Study Start Date : November 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Saline + Lidocaine/Adrenaline Procedure: Injection of Saline + Lidocaine/Adrenaline

All anaesthetic injections will consist of xylocaine 1% with 1:100,000 adrenaline and will be administered through a short 30 Gauge needle at a constant slow speed at multiple (6-7) sites along the upper lid by a single oculoplastic consultant.

The experimental eyelid will receive a saline-consisted injection 0.5cc prior to the administration of the anesthetic injection.

Injection of Saline + Lidocaine 1%

Other Name: Local eyelid anesthesia

Placebo Comparator: Lidocaine/Adrenaline only Procedure: Lidocaine/Adrenaline only
Injection of Lidocaine/Adrenaline only
Other Name: Local eyelid anesthesia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patients' verbal pain scores will be elicited and documented immediately by the oculoplastic fellow [ Time Frame: 1-2 minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing bilateral upper eyelid surgery under local anaesthetic who have given fully informed consent to be in the trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous upper eyelid surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01239498

Contact: Ido Didi Fabian, MD +972547830444

Goldschlager eye institute Recruiting
Ramat Gan, Israel
Contact: Ido Ido Fabian, MD   
Goldschleger institute of ophthalmology, Sheba medical center Not yet recruiting
Ramat Gan, Israel
Contact: Ido Didi Fabian, MD    +972547830444   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Study Chair: Ido Didi Fabian, MD Sheba medical center, Goldschleger institute

Responsible Party: Ido Didi Fabian MD, Sheba medical center Identifier: NCT01239498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-10-8246-DF-CTIL
First Posted: November 11, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eyelid Diseases
Eye Diseases
Epinephryl borate
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Local
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Vasoconstrictor Agents