- Proparacaine hydrochloride
English Name: proxymetacaine hydrochloride; Proparacaine Hcl
EINECS Number: 227-541-7
Boiling point: 434.4 ° C at 760 mmHg
Flash Point: 216.5 ° C
Vapor Pressure: 9.5E-08mmHg at 25 ° C
Appearance:White crystalline powder
Anesthesia, local- Proparacaine and tetracaine are indicated to produce local anesthesia of short duration for ophthalmic procedures including measurement of intraocular pressure, removal of foreign bodies and sutures, and conjunctival and corneal scraping in diagnosis and gonioscopy.
Proparacaine hydrochloride and tetracaine are also indicated to produce local anesthesia prior to surgical procedures such as cataract extraction and pterygium excision, usually as an adjunct to locally injected anesthetics.
Ophthalmic solutions used for intraocular procedures should be preservative-free. Preservatives may cause damage to the corneal epithelium if a significant quantity of solutionenters the eye through the incision.