Cataract surgery under topical anesthesia in a patient with Parkinson disease and deep brain stimulation: a report of feasibility.

@article{Posarelli2015CataractSU,
  title={Cataract surgery under topical anesthesia in a patient with Parkinson disease and deep brain stimulation: a report of feasibility.},
  author={Chiara Posarelli and Eleonora Del Prete and Roberto Ceravolo and Marco Nardi and Michele Figus},
  journal={European journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          258-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Deep brain stimulation provides benefits for people with Parkinson disease by managing some of their complications. None of the few reports in the current literature establishes the functionality of deep brain stimulation when activated during phacoemulsification. METHODS A 70-year-old woman with subthalamic deep brain stimulator (DBS) for advanced Parkinson disease was referred to our center for cataract surgery. To evaluate any possible interference between ultrasounds and the DBS… CONTINUE READING
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