Sub-Tenon's anesthetic administration for cataract surgery: How much stays in?

Niall Patton, Tahira Y. Malik, Tariq M. Aslam

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    Abstract

    We performed a prospective, randomized trial assessing the "remaining" volume of anesthetic solution that stays within the sub-Tenon's space after administration of 2 different volumes: 3 mL and 5 mL. The remaining volume correlated with motor block (r = 0.72; P <0.001). The volume lost through the incision as a percentage of total volume injected was similar in both groups, suggesting sub-Tenon's space is not limited to a finite injected volume less than 5 mL and may be capable of receiving larger volumes of anesthetic to improve motor block. © 2005 by the International Anesthesia Research Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1012-1014
    Number of pages2
    JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
    Volume101
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

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