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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 24, No. 4, 2012, pp. 89-94
Bioline Code: mm12021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
Document available free of charge

Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2012, pp. 89-94

 en Teaching Corner: Regional anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery
Tighe, R.; Burgess, P.I. & Msukwa, G.


Performing safe and effective regional anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery is an important skill for anaesthetic and ophthalmologic practitioners. Akinetic sharp-needle blocks are generally safe but rare, sight and life threatening complications occur. Sub-Tenon’s block using a blunt canula provides akinesa and is a safer alternative but serious complications have been reported. This review provides an introduction to the relevant anatomy, local anaesthetic drugs and commonly used techniques and a practical guide to their safe performance.

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