The Influence of the Type of Anesthesia on Corneal Sensitivity

  • Jörg Draeger


All local anesthetics used in ocular surgery will temporarily suppress corneal sensitivity. In principle, there are three different ways to initiate anesthesia:
  1. 1.

    surface anesthetics which are dropped into the eye and paralyze the receptors,

  2. 2.

    conduction blocks,

  3. 3.

    general anesthesia.



General Anesthesia Local Anesthetic Local Anesthesia Conduction Block Cataract Extraction 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Draeger
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitäts-Augenklinik HamburgFederal Republic of Germany

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