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Topical anesthesia for small incision self-sealing cataract surgery. A prospective evaluation of the first 100 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8487176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Small incision self-sealing cataract surgery has created the opportunity to use less invasive anesthesia. One hundred patients were evaluated in a prospective study using a new technique of topical anesthesia to allow small incision construction, intercapsular phacoemulsification, and small incision intraocular lens implantation without a peribulbar or retrobulbar injection. This study demonstrated that topical anesthesia avoids the risk of globe perforation, retrobulbar hemorrhage, and prolonged postoperative akinesia of the eye and is effective for intraoperative anesthesia for cataract surgery.
R M Kershner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-07     Completed Date:  1993-06-07     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:  290-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orange Grove Eye Surgery Center, Tucson, Arizona 85704.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Anesthesia, Local / methods*
Cataract Extraction / methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Intraoperative Complications
Lenses, Intraocular
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Suture Techniques*
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Comment In:
J Cataract Refract Surg. 1997 Dec;23(10):1435   [PMID:  9456397 ]

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