[Anesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery using a retrobulbar catheter technique].

  title={[Anesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery using a retrobulbar catheter technique].},
  author={Enrique Falc{\'o}-Molmeneu and E Sorl{\'i}-Clemente and F Ramos-Mart{\'i} and A Cabrera-Peset and G Andr{\'e}s-Calvo and M Peris-Mol{\'e}s},
  journal={Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia},
  volume={82 3},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate peroperative pain management using a flexible spinal anesthesia catheter introduced into the retrobulbar space which allows injections of local anesthetics for vitreoretinal surgery. METHODS Twenty-five patients who underwent vitreoretinal surgery receiving retrobulbar anesthesia with 3.5 ml ropivacaine 0.75%. After injection, a catheter with spinal needle 22G x 1 1/2 (40 x 0.7 mm) was introduced to the retrobulbar muscle cone. The needle was withdrawn and the catheter… CONTINUE READING