Low-dose oral clonidine as premedication before intraocular surgery in retrobulbar anesthesia.

  title={Low-dose oral clonidine as premedication before intraocular surgery in retrobulbar anesthesia.},
  author={J. Weindler and R T Kiefer and Adriano Rippa and Katarzyna Wiech and Klaus W. Ruprecht},
  journal={European journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={10 3},
PURPOSE We investigated whether low-dosed oral clonidine premedication before elective intraocular surgery in retrobulbar anesthesia is effective in terms of anxiolysis, sedation, stable hemodynamics, lower intraocular pressure and perioperative endocrine stress response. METHODS In a prospective, randomised, double-blind study, 44 patients scheduled for elective intraocular surgery received either 0.15 mg clonidine (n=22) or a matched placebo (n=22) orally 60 minutes before retrobulbar… CONTINUE READING


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