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Single injection, low volume periocular anesthesia in 1,000 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8133482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Periocular anesthesia is a proven alternative to retrobulbar anesthesia. A prospective evaluation of 1,000 cases was done to study the advantages of single point, low volume periocular anesthesia. This method is efficacious and has an excellent safety profile. The small needle length and the low volume of injected anesthetic enhance the safety. Supplemental anesthesia was needed in only 0.2% of cases. Chemosis was noted in 12.7%. In no case did surgery have to be postponed because of anesthesia-related complications. We believe this method is superior to other multipoint high volume methods of periocular anesthesia.
V Agrawal; N S Athanikar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  1994 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-21     Completed Date:  1994-04-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Local / adverse effects,  methods*
Cataract Extraction*
Epinephrine / administration & dosage
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Hyaluronoglucosaminidase / administration & dosage
Lenses, Intraocular
Lidocaine / administration & dosage
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
137-58-6/Lidocaine; 51-43-4/Epinephrine; EC

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