Ophthalmic regional anaesthesia

Hamish McLure

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586691
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191755507 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Anaesthesia

Ophthalmic regional anaesthesia

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Regional anaesthesia provides excellent conditions for virtually all types of ophthalmic surgery. The ideal block provides a painless, hypotonic, still eye, with rapid return of function once the surgery has been completed. Techniques vary from simple application of local anaesthetic drops to semi-surgical techniques involving incision and dissection of the orbital tissues. All techniques have side effects, and the clinician needs to have a comprehensive knowledge of orbital anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, the techniques and their side effects, as well as practical experience of resuscitation.

Chapter.  5241 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Clinical Skills ; Ophthalmology

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