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Complications of Ophthalmic Regional Anesthesia

  • Robert C. Hamilton

Abstract

Administering anesthesia blocks for ophthalmic surgery was, in the past, the exclusive domain of the ophthalmologist; however, more and more anesthesiologists are now performing these blocks worldwide. Anesthesiologists now routinely perform many ophthalmic blocks at eye clinics or surgery centers and most of them have expertise that is equal or superior to that of the average ophthalmologist. When anesthesiologists perform ophthalmic blocks, it is advisable to communicate with the ophthalmologist about the relevant anatomy of the eye in question.

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Optic Nerve Cataract Surgery Regional Anesthesia Needle Placement Cataract Extraction 
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  • Robert C. Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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