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Type: Journal article
Title: Systematic review of peribulbar anesthesia versus sub-Tenon anesthesia for cataract surgery
Author: Wang, B.
Casson, R.
Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 2012; 1(3):170-174
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 2162-0989
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Bob Z. Wang and Robert Casson
Abstract: Commonly used anesthetic techniques for cataract surgery include peribulbar and sub-Tenon anesthesia. This evidence-based review compares these techniques, with a particular focus on patient comfort, akinesia, and anesthetic complications. A systematic search of the literature revealed that there is a paucity of robust evidence comparing sub-Tenon and peribulbar anesthesia. Based on the best available evidence, there is no significant difference in the efficacy of peribulbar compared with sub-Tenon anesthesia for cataract surgery; however, the potential complications of peribulbar anesthesia are more serious.
Keywords: cataract; peribulbar; sub-Tenon; anesthesia
Rights: © 2012 Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
RMID: 0030038369
DOI: 10.1097/apo.0b013e31825215e2
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