The effect of topical tetracaine eye drops on emergence behavior and pain relief after strabismus surgery.

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INTRODUCTION Pediatric strabismus surgery may be associated with postoperative nausea, vomiting, and emergence agitation (restlessness, thrashing, crying, moaning, disorientation). We hypothesize that emergence agitation after strabismus surgery is in part related to pain and that topical tetracaine ophthalmic drops can decrease the intensity and incidence… (More)

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