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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Ophthalmic surgery and lasers|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1999|
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