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Clinical Study

Topical Anesthesia for Cataract Surgery: The Patients' Perspective

Table 1

Pain intensity scoring system.

IntensityDescriptionScore

None0
MildMomentary mild sensations of burning or piercing1
ModerateIntermittent moderate sensations of burning, piercing, or fullness/tightness in the eye lasting a few seconds2
SevereContinuous sensations of piercing or swelling/stretching in the eye severe enough to require additional intervention3
UnbearableContinuous sensations of piercing or swelling/stretching of the eye severe enough to make the patient want to stop the procedure4

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