Good results seen with single-use combination solution for i
Mydrane, the first commercially launched intracameral mydriatic and anesthetic combination, proved effective and reliable in a study presented at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting.
Mydrane (Laboratoires Théa) is prepared into single-use vials containing a combination of 0.02% tropicamide, 0.31% phenylephrine and 1% lidocaine, and it comes in boxes of 20 vials.An ongoing prospective study at University Hospital Ayr, Scotland, evaluated 142 eyes of 142 patients undergoing cataract surgery by a single surgeon. Patients received topical anesthesia, and no preoperative dilating drops or topical NSAIDs were used.
“The pupil dilates well and fast,” Rachel Haughney, MD, said. “Mean intraoperative time for pupil dilation was 27 seconds, ranging between 8 and 44 seconds. Time of surgery was 14.4 minutes, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes.”