PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of peribulbar anesthesia during strabismus surgery.METHODS: Medical records of patients undergoing strabismus surgery and peribulbar anesthesia were reviewed. The overall efficacy of peribulbar anesthesia was evaluated as requirement of supplemental peribulbar anesthesia, impossibility to perform eye muscles surgery due to inadequate efficacy of the block and peribulbar block complications that occurred up to 6weeks postoperatively. Presence of oculocardiac reflex (OCR) and presence of decreased visual acuity and afferent pupillary defect postoperatively were reported.RESULTS: A total of 510 patients comprised our study group. The total amount of peribulbar injections was 717. Four patients (0.7%) required supplemental injection in the superonasal quadrant. Five of 510 (0.9%) required an anesthesiologic intervention with intravenous atropine. Eighty patients of 510 (15.6%) complained about transitory complete ptosis and/or amaurosis postoperatively. No complications were observed up to 6weeks postoperatively.CONCLUSION: Peribulbar anesthesia was an effective and safe option during strabismus surgery in adult patients.

Peribulbar anesthesia for strabismus surgery in adult patients

Vagge, Aldo;Marenco, Maria;Burtolo, Carmen;Musolino, Maria;Traverso, Carlo Enrico
2020

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of peribulbar anesthesia during strabismus surgery.METHODS: Medical records of patients undergoing strabismus surgery and peribulbar anesthesia were reviewed. The overall efficacy of peribulbar anesthesia was evaluated as requirement of supplemental peribulbar anesthesia, impossibility to perform eye muscles surgery due to inadequate efficacy of the block and peribulbar block complications that occurred up to 6weeks postoperatively. Presence of oculocardiac reflex (OCR) and presence of decreased visual acuity and afferent pupillary defect postoperatively were reported.RESULTS: A total of 510 patients comprised our study group. The total amount of peribulbar injections was 717. Four patients (0.7%) required supplemental injection in the superonasal quadrant. Five of 510 (0.9%) required an anesthesiologic intervention with intravenous atropine. Eighty patients of 510 (15.6%) complained about transitory complete ptosis and/or amaurosis postoperatively. No complications were observed up to 6weeks postoperatively.CONCLUSION: Peribulbar anesthesia was an effective and safe option during strabismus surgery in adult patients.
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