Efficacy of Topical Anesthetic (Lignocaine Gel 2 %) in Chalazion Surgery

Muhammad Ramzan, Farooq Ahmed, Sadaf Humayun Khan, Zahid Kamal Siddiqui

Abstract


Objective: To assess the efficacy of 2% lignocaine gel for pain control in incision curettage of chalazion. Materials And methods: The study was carried out at Mayo hospital Lahore from january 2015 to June 2015. 57 patients were inducted in the study out of which 29 were male and 28 were females. Pain experienced by the patients during surgery was accessed by using visual analogue scale, ranging from 0 to 10. Results: The mean total pain score on visual analogue scale (0 to 10) was 4.4, and important thing is that application of gel has got no pain sensation. Overall, the female patients experienced more pain on visual analogue scale 4.8 with range of 3.5 to 7.0. The male patients recorded average of 4.0 score on visual analogue scale with a range of 2.5 to 6.0. Conclusion: 2% lignocaine gel was found to be effective and less painful for chalazion excision, it  also reduces the chances of injection related complications. Key words: Chalazion, chalazia, meibomian cyst.


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