Anesthesia for Ophthalmological Procedures
Ophthalmic surgery commonly occurs among pediatric populations. The eye has a unique physiology that must be understood for successful anesthetic management of ophthalmic surgical cases. Many medications specific to the eye are used during ophthalmic surgery that can cause systemic effects. Also, many medications administered by the anesthesiologist can have undesirable effects on the eye. Common ophthalmologic surgeries and conditions such as retinopathy of prematurity, ruptured globe, and strabismus all have specific anesthetic considerations.
KeywordsIntraocular pressure Oculocardiac reflex Strabismus Retinopathy of prematurity Ruptured globe
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