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Question:
Can novocaine (painkiller) used during dental surgery temporarily worsen my glaucoma?

Answer:
If used as expected, novocaine, which is injected to numb the nerves leading to the teeth, will not have any effect on internal eye pressure. So your glaucoma will be unaffected.

Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD Dr. Richard Bensinger

Categories: Glaucoma

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Answered: Apr 13, 2014

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