Anesthesia for intraocular surgery.


Journal Article

Surgeons must decide on the type of anesthesia to use when performing cataract surgery. These "viewpoints" articles provide a well-balanced discussion offering the pros and cons of both topical anesthesia and retrobulbar/peribulbar injection. Dr. Dutton gives an overview of both techniques, focusing on relevant orbital anatomy. Drs. Hassan, Edelhauser and Kim, review the various types of topical anesthesia currently in use, and Drs. Spriggs and Broocker examine retrobulbar and peribulbar injections. Both techniques are associated with advantages and risks, so each surgeon must decide which technique is best suited for his or her own practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dutton, JJ; Hasan, SA; Edelhauser, HF; Kim, T; Springs, CL; Broocker, G

Published Date

  • September 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 184

PubMed ID

  • 11578650

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11578650

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0039-6257(01)00246-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States