TETRACAINE is an anesthetic. The eye drops are used to numb the eye and surrounding area before certain procedures. Compare local anesthetics.

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Tetravisc Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Do not touch, wipe or rub your eyes after application of this medicine; you could hurt the eye without feeling it. Do not try and put contact lenses in your eyes until the effect of this medicine has worn off. Follow your doctor's directions.

You should not use this medicine yourself except under the direct supervision of your doctor. This medicine should not be used for prolonged periods of time. If your condition does not improve, call your health care professional.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


Blurred vision

redness of the clear part of the eye

sensitivity to light

severe stinging in the eye


throbbing eye pain

Incidence not known

Bloody eye

burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye

change in vision

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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