Antiemetic prophylaxis for strabismus surgery.

  title={Antiemetic prophylaxis for strabismus surgery.},
  author={William M Splinter and L{\'e}on Paul No{\"e}l and David J. S. Roberts and E J Rhine and Gary Bonn and William D. Clarke},
  journal={Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie},
  volume={29 5},
Droperidol can reduce the high incidence of vomiting after pediatric strabismus surgery; however, its use may be associated with sedation, delayed hospital discharge, dysphoria and extrapyramidal signs. Midazolam, a short-acting benzodiazepine with antiemetic properties, has few side effects and may be a suitable alternative. We prospectively compared the antiemetic effect of these two drugs in 393 healthy children aged 18 months to 14 years undergoing outpatient strabismus surgery. The… CONTINUE READING

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