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Prospective analyses of peribulbar block anaesthesia in intraocular surgery using 13 mm long 26 gauge needle

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Author Details : Manoj Vasudevan, Mohanarangam. T

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 304-307

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Intraocular surgeries are usually done under local anaesthesia using either topical anaesthetic eye drops or using blocks like retrobulbar, peribulbar or a sub-tenon’s injection of local anaesthetic agents. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of a 13 millimeter long, 26 gauge needle in peribulbar block anaesthesia for intra ocular surgeries, hence a prospective analysis of peribulbar block anaesthesia using 13 millimeter, 26 gauge needle for 350 patients undergoing intra ocular surgery was considered. All the blocks and surgeries were performed by the same surgeon. The number of injections needed to produce adequate anaesthesia, the volume of the anaesthetic agent needed, the onset and the duration of action of the anaesthetic drug and the complications with this technique were analyzed. Intraocular surgeries consisted of primary cataract extraction using phacoemulsification/manual small incision sutureless cataract extraction with placement of posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation, secondary intraocular lens implantation with scleral fixation intraocular lens in aphakic patients, combined cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation with trabeculectomy and evisceration of the eye with artificial prosthetic implants for painful blind eyes.

Keywords: Intraocular surgery, Peribulbar anaesthesia, 13 millimeter long, 26 gauge needle.

How to cite : Vasudevan M, Mohanarangam. T, Prospective analyses of peribulbar block anaesthesia in intraocular surgery using 13 mm long 26 gauge needle. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2017;3(4):304-307

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