Ophthalmology

Effectiveness of an injection of a local anesthetic (Ropivacaine) for pain control following removal of the eye in dogs.

Title: Effectiveness of an injection of a local anesthetic (Ropivacaine) for pain control following removal
of the eye in dogs.
Contact Person: Comparative Ophthalmology Service | 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.