Motor Nerve Blocks in Oculofacial Surgery

  • Vivian Schiedler
  • Bryan S. Sires


Facial akinesia is most useful for intraocular surgery to prevent forceful eyelid closure. It may also be useful in select patients undergoing cosmetic or functional procedures, such as those with hemifacial spasm or blepharospasm.


Local Anesthetic Facial Nerve Central Retinal Artery Hemifacial Spasm Intraocular Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivian Schiedler
    • 1
  • Bryan S. Sires
    • 2
  1. 1.Oculoplastics and Orbital ConsultantsCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Allure Laser Center and MedispaKirklandUSA

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