Overview of ocular anesthesia: past and present.

  title={Overview of ocular anesthesia: past and present.},
  author={Juanita Sonya Bryant and Brandon G. Busbee and Elias Reichel},
  journal={Current opinion in ophthalmology},
  volume={22 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Many choices of ocular anesthetic techniques are available to the ophthalmologist. This study reviews currently used techniques of topical, subconjunctival and regional block anesthesia used in ophthalmic procedures. RECENT FINDINGS The choices of anesthetics that are available are considered and a new ocular anesthetic gel is described that provides sustained ocular surface anesthesia, minimal side-effects and may also have antimicrobial properties. SUMMARY Consideration… CONTINUE READING