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IMPLICATIONS The use of blunt instead of sharp needles for ophthalmic local anesthesia techniques has reduced the incidence of injury to intra-orbital structures. This case review of complications from blunt needle sub-Tenon's block suggests that sight-threatening or even life-threatening complications can still occur.
BACKGROUND/AIM Sub-Tenon's block (STB) or topical anaesthesia alone (TOP) are popular techniques employed during cataract surgery. TOP is often preferred by healthcare providers because of financial or staffing reasons, despite existing evidence that pain during surgery is better controlled with STB. Pain is not the only consideration that determines… (More)
BACKGROUND Local anaesthesia for cataract surgery can be provided by either sub-Tenon or topical anaesthesia. Although there is some work suggesting advantages to both techniques, there has been no recent systematic attempt to compare both techniques for all relevant outcomes. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness of topical anaesthesia (with or without… (More)