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Ocular perforation during peribulbar anaesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8977774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six cases of ocular perforation after peribulbar anaesthesia are reported. They were referred to our vitreoretinal unit from other hospitals over a 6 week period. Some recent reports of ocular perforation with peribulbar anaesthesia suggest a good prognosis. In this series all six required surgical intervention and most cases associated with a retinal detachment had a poor outcome. This study highlights the dangers of ocular perforation and emphasises the need for supervised training of peribulbar anaesthesia and early referral should ocular perforation occur.
J T Gillow; R K Aggarwal; G R Kirkby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eye (London, England)     Volume:  10 ( Pt 5)     ISSN:  0950-222X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eye (Lond)     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-10     Completed Date:  1997-01-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703986     Medline TA:  Eye (Lond)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anesthesia, Local / adverse effects*
Eye Injuries, Penetrating / etiology*
Injections / adverse effects
Prospective Studies
Retinal Detachment / etiology*,  surgery
Vitreous Hemorrhage / etiology*,  surgery
Comment In:
Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 3):427-8   [PMID:  9373498 ]
Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 3):426-7; author reply 428   [PMID:  9373497 ]
Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 3):425-6; author reply 428   [PMID:  9373496 ]
Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 3):427; author reply 428   [PMID:  9373499 ]
Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 5):761   [PMID:  9474336 ]
Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 3):424-5; author reply 428   [PMID:  9373495 ]
Eye (Lond). 1996;10 ( Pt 5):531-2   [PMID:  8977773 ]
Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 3):422-4   [PMID:  9373492 ]

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