|Title||Effectiveness of an Injection of a Local Anesthetic (Ropivacaine) for Pain Control Following Removal of the Eye in Dogs|
Comparative Ophthalmology Service
|Inclusion Criteria and General Background Information||
Any dog with an ocular condition for which removal of the eye is
indicated may be eligible.
The purpose of this study is to assess the additive
pain-relieving effect of a local anesthetic, ropivacaine, in dogs
undergoing removal of the eye.
Your pet will not be eligible for this study if:
- The remaining eye is painful.
- Your pet is taking daily pain medication for a chronic
- Your pet has a condition in which a retrobulbar injection is
contraindicated, such as orbital disease or a severely perforated
- Your pet has underlying kidney or liver disease.
- If you are unable to leave your pet hospitalized for two
All dogs in the study will need to stay the night before and the
night after surgery.
Discounts of $140 on hospitalization fees and $200 on the total
bill are provided for study participants. The investigative drugs
are paid for by the study.