Ocular Anaesthesia
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Sub-tenon’s block should be mainstay due to safety profile
Operating conditions affected by:
  • Volume of LA
  • Level of akinesia
  • Level of sedation

(NB: Surgery may be cancelled if intraocular pressure too high!)

Patient education is key:
  • Assess anxiety pre-op
  • Assess safety/mobility post-op

(NB: Patients may have poor vision in the other eye!)

Links:

Review article

NYSORA

ANZCA

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