Complications of ophthalmic anesthesia

Gary L. Fanning, Steven Gayer

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Anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery can be associated with a variety of potential complications. Their incidences are low, but for the individual patient the consequences of a major complication can be devastating. Some complications require further surgical management, such as muscle surgery for postoperative strabismus or vitrectomy and/or retinal detachment repair following globe perforation. To reduce the incidence of complications, practitioners must learn the safest techniques of ophthalmic anesthesia and diligently apply them in every patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-128
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 25 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting
  • Medical–Surgical


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