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Effectiveness of an Injection of a Local Anesthetic (Ropivacaine) for Pain Control Following Removal of the Eye in Dogs

TitleEffectiveness of an Injection of a Local Anesthetic (Ropivacaine) for Pain Control Following Removal of the Eye in Dogs
Contact Person

Comparative Ophthalmology Service
Email: eye@cvm.tamu.edu

Species Dogs
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.

Exclusion Criteria

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 non-ocular condition.
  • Your pet has a condition in which a retrobulbar injection is contraindicated, such as orbital disease or a severely perforated eye.
  • Your pet has underlying kidney or liver disease.
  • If you are unable to leave your pet hospitalized for two nights.
Owner Commitments All dogs in the study will need to stay the night before and the night after surgery.
Financial Incentives

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.