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2019 Jul-Sep

Anesth Essays Res



Postoperative Analgesic Efficacy of Sub-Tenon’s Block with Levobupivacaine in Retinal Surgery under General Anesthesia.


Abdeldayem OT, Amer GF, Abdulla MG
Anesth Essays Res. 2019 Jul-Sep; 13(3):437-440.
PMID: 31602058.


Vitreoretinal surgery is associated with undesirable intraoperative and postoperative complications including pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting, and oculocardiac reflex (OCR). Systemic analgesics have side effects and are contraindicated in some cases. We hypothesized that the preoperative sub-Tenon's injection of levobupivacaine with general anesthesia would decrease postoperative pain and intraocular pressure as well as the incidence of complication.