The continuous-injection technique to reduce complications during retrobulbar anesthesia

Ferenc Kuhn, Viktoria Mester, Andras Berta

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Abstract

Retrobulbar as well as peribulbar anesthesia remain relatively risky procedures; retrobulbar hemorrhage and especially globe penetration or perforation can have blinding consequences. Our continuous-injection- technique greatly reduces these risks whether used for retrobulbar or peribulbar anesthesia. If the ophthalmologist starts injecting the agent while advancing the needle, the fluid pushes tissues away, possibly preventing a hemorrhage. Since resistance against the plunger is instantaneously experienced if the needle impacts the sclera, the ophthalmologist is adequately warned before actual perforation of the sclera occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-68
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic surgery and lasers
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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