Omidria lessens need for fentanyl during cataract surgery

Significantly fewer patients undergoing cataract surgery who received intracameral Omidria experienced severe pain or required intraoperative fentanyl than did patients who received epinephrine, according to a study.
“Fentanyl is a commonly employed anesthesia during cataract surgery. The ability of Omidria to reduce pain and the need for fentanyl is a welcome advance for cataract surgery patients, a population already at risk for increased exposure to and dependence on opioids,” Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, told Healio/OSN.
In the single-masked comparative study, 41 patients were

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