Anesthesia for In-Office Oculoplastic Surgery: How We Do It

  • Brent R. Moody
  • John B. Holds


The effective use of local anesthesia combined with minimal oral sedation can obviate the need for intravenous sedation or general anesthesia in many common oculoplastic procedures. We routinely perform upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat pad repositioning, ptosis correction, tumor removal and reconstruction, and entropion and ectropion repair without the use of intravenous or general anesthesia.


Local Anesthesia Sedative Agent Minimal Patient Discomfort Inferior Fornix Unfamiliar Location 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brent R. Moody
    • 1
  • John B. Holds
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgerySaint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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