Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Alcaine
  2. Ocu-Caine
  3. Ophthetic
  4. Parcaine


Proparacaine eye drops are used to numb the eye before surgery, certain tests, or procedures. The eye drops are used to prevent pain during the procedure.

Proparacaine belongs to the group of medicines called local anesthetics. It works by blocking the pain signals at the nerve endings in the eye.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of an eye doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution