Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77--84

Orbital regional anesthesia: Complications and their prevention


CM Kumar 
 The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
C M Kumar
Academic Department of Anesthesia, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW
United Kingdom

Serious complications following orbital regional anesthesia are rare, but occur following both needle and blunt cannula (sub-Tenon«SQ»s) techniques. Each technique of orbital regional anesthesia has its own risk/benefit profile. This article reviews the etiology, risk factors, treatment and prevention of complications of commonly used akinetic orbital blocks. Ophthalmologists and ophthalmic anesthesiologists must be prepared to deal with rare, but serious complications, that can occur with any technique of orbital regional anesthesia.


How to cite this article:
Kumar C M. Orbital regional anesthesia: Complications and their prevention.Indian J Ophthalmol 2006;54:77-84


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Kumar C M. Orbital regional anesthesia: Complications and their prevention. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];54:77-84
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