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Subconjunctival anaesthesia in vitreoretinal surgery

The authors present a technique that combines topical and subconjunctival anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery. In this ‘two-step’ procedure, three drops of proparacaine were applied to the conjunctival fornix, followed by subconjunctival lidocaine injected in three quadrants. This was compared with...

Adjustment under topical anaesthesia in children

This is a study of 19 cases of strabismus surgery using topical aesthetic and intraoperative adjustment in selected children. The study included 14 males and five females with mean age of 12.68 ±2.5 years (range 8-16). Five were esotropia and...

Third nerve palsy following cataract surgery with sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia

Figure 1: Photograph showing partial ptosis of the right eye two months after surgery (photo by R McLeod). An 83-year-old lady had routine right eye cataract surgery under uncomplicated sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia. She presented two weeks later, explaining that following the...

World Congress of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

Advances in cataract surgery

This article covers recent clinical findings in mydriasis and anaesthesia for cataract surgery, shared by Sathish Srinivasan and Keith Davey at a surgical meeting in Manchester. Towards dropless cataract surgery Day case cataract surgery is the standard of care in...

Pain score assessment in babies undergoing treatment for ROP

The aim of this study was to assess neonatal pain scores during laser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) under sub-tenon anaesthetic with oral or rectal sedation. Sixty-two babies were included who have had ROP laser treatment over a seven...

Topical anaesthetic strabismus surgery

This prospective observation study was undertaken with 16 symptomatic diplopia patients (15 male, one female) from various causes. All underwent single stage adjustable strabismus surgery (SSASS) under topical anaesthesia. Mean age was 28.12 years (range 19-65) and all had a...

Neurotrophic keratitis

The authors present an overview of the aetiology, diagnosis, current and future management options of neurotrophic keratitis. This is a degenerative corneal disease that occurs following the compromise of trigeminal innervation, leading to hypoesthesia and / or anaesthesia. The aetiology...

Reducing postop nausea and vomiting

This study adopted an aggressive prophylactic anti postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) regime with retrospective review of patient outcomes. Of 794 adult strabismus procedures, 31 (4%) had PONV. Median post-anaesthetic recovery was 45 minutes. Prolonged recovery was associated with long-term...

Macular imagery: observing the visual sensations pre- and post-Jetrea injections

A 63-year-old woman, a professional painter, was diagnosed with vitreomacular traction (VMT) in 2017. She had a history of metamorphopsia, drop in visual acuity (VA) in the left eye (6/6 in the RE; 6/18 in the LE), foveal vitreomacular traction...

Effects of topical anaesthetic on intraocular pressure

This prospective interventional study assessed the effects of repeated intraocular pressure (IOP) using Goldmann applanation tonometry and applanation resonance tonometry in six volunteers. Previous literature supports IOP reduction using repeated applanation tonometry. Repeated IOP measures were taken alternately on 12...