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Comfort Comparison of Intravitreal Injection Eyelid Retraction Techniques

2019-11-04 15:46:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study evaluated the discomfort associated with eyelid retraction during intravitreal injections. Participants had eyelid retraction with one of three methods: eyelid speculum, unimanual eyelid retraction method or with a cotton tipped applicator eyelid retraction technique. All participants were given a pain survey immediately after the injection to evaluate their discomfort level.

Description

Comfort is an important factor in compliance and satisfaction during medical care With the millions of intravitreal injections done each year, even small improvements in participants' experiences could lead to significant benefit. During the process eye injections, the method of eyelid retraction has been shown to be one of the most significant sources of discomfort.

Many ophthalmologists use an eyelid speculum to retract the eyelids, but potentially more comfortable methods exist. The purpose of our study was to test the comfort eyelid retraction with an eyelid speculum to that of the unimanual eyelid retraction method and a cotton tipped applicator eyelid retraction technique.

Study Design

Conditions

Intravitreal Injection

Intervention

Visual analog scale (VAS) of pain to evaluate the discomfort participants experience.

Location

Kings County Hospital
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11203

Status

Completed

Source

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-04T15:46:58-0500

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