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Peribulbar anaesthesia in patients with axial myopia for phacoemulsification

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First Author: D.Stavropoulou GREECE

Co Author(s):    P. Dimitrakas   D. Pagoulatos   I. Georgalas   C. Koutsandrea           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of peribulbar anaesthesia for phacoemulsification in patients with axial myopia.

Setting:

�Î�‘ University clinic of ophthalmology, GNA Gennimatas

Methods:

40 patients with axial myopia received peribulbar anaesthesia and were monitored for major or minor complications. Also surgeon and patients satisfaction and their comment on operative conditions were taken into consideration.

Results:

Out of the 40 patients 25 had posterior staphylomas. 70% of the patients developed adequate akinesia in 15 min. Adequate analgesia developed in almost all patients, except two patients that intracameral anaesthesia was added. All operations were completed uneventfully. No perforations of the globe were recorded and neither other major complications. About 98% of the surgeons and 95% of the patients found the operative conditions satisfactory.

Conclusions:

Using peribulbar local anaesthesia for phacoemulsification in patients with axial myopia is an effective technique.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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