Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
No you cannot assist me today. I want to receive advice from a SPECIALIST.
While these pre-treatments will not take the pain of the sclerotherapy away 100% (you would need lidocaine injected under your skin in the treatment areas or, of course, general anesthesia to do this) I believe it will go a long way toward making you a lot more comfortable.
So. What is the take home message? Do these pre-sclerotherapy treatments and I think you will find the procedure tolerable.
Does this make sense to you?
I am a surgeon and use topical lidocaine each and every day in my office when giving painful injections into peoples eyes. I am sure that what you have just described will help. If you can get someone to drive you to the appointment you might want to ask your doctor for some Valium as this helps a lot in my experience.
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The Dr. Rick that uses lidocaine in his patients eyes and feels that
it will be beneficial.....he calls himself Dr. Rick, but his opinion is slightly different than Dr. Ricks original assesstment.
This caused me some confusion,.
I appreciate your time Dr. Rick, but I do not appreciate your threat
"to report me to the moderators." But you are worth a 10