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Saline Injection - Assisted Anesthesia in Eyelid Surgery

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2011 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2010
Last updated: August 7, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
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 Intervention Phase
Blepharoptosis Procedure: Injection of Saline + Lidocaine/Adrenaline Procedure: Lidocaine/Adrenaline only Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Saline Injection - Assisted Anesthesia in Eyelid Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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: 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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ido Didi Fabian MD, Sheba medical center Identifier: NCT01239498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-10-8246-DF-CTIL
Study First Received: November 2, 2010
Last Updated: August 7, 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
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