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2019 Oct-Dec

J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol



Ropivacaine plus lidocaine versus bupivacaine plus lidocaine for peribulbar block in cataract surgery: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, single-center, comparative clinical study.


Moolagani V R, Burla S R, Neethipudi B R, Upadhyayula S M, Bikkina A, Arepalli N R
J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Oct-Dec; 35(4):498-503.
PMID: 31920234.


Cataract surgery in ophthalmology is usually done under peribulbar block with a mixture of 0.5% bupivacaine and 2% lidocaine. Several case reports of fatalities associated with bupivacaine has necessitated a search for alternative safe agents. The aim of this study was to compare peribulbar block characteristics using a mixture of 0.5% bupivacaine and 2% lidocaine with a mixture of 0.5% ropivacaine and 2% lidocaine.