Topical versus sub-Tenon's anesthesia without sedation in cataract surgery.

  title={Topical versus sub-Tenon's anesthesia without sedation in cataract surgery.},
  author={Panayotis Zafirakis and Adamantia Voudouri and Susannah G Rowe and Gerasimos Livir-Rallatos and Charalampos Livir-Rallatos and Christina Canakis and Spyridon Kokolakis and Stefanos Baltatzis and Georgios D. Theodossiadis},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  volume={27 6},
PURPOSE To compare pain control using topical anesthesia with that using sub-Tenon's anesthesia for clear corneal phacoemulsification cataract surgery and foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. SETTING Departments of Ophthalmology, General Hospital Asklepeion Voulas and General Hospital of Athens, University of Athens, Athens, Greece. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients scheduled for bilateral cataract surgery 1 to 2 months apart were prospectively randomized to receive topical… CONTINUE READING


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