There are a variety of orbital anesthesia techniques. Some render the eye immobile, others do not. Currently no ideal method exists to eliminate completely the pain, anxiety, and complications that may accompany ophthalmic anesthesia and surgery. It is essential that those who provide orbital anesthesia have a thorough knowledge of the approaches and their associated risks and benefits. Careful patient selection is requisite in order to prescribe the optimal anesthesia care plan. Ultimately, selection of ophthalmic topical, regional, or general anesthetic techniques depends on the inclinations, education, and training of ophthalmologists and the anesthesia team, as well as available resources and patient preferences.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists|
|State||Published - Sep 11 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nurse Assisting