Because of the conflicting opinions in the ophthalmic literature concerning the efficacy of ketamine anesthesia in strabismus surgery, the authors decided to report their experience in 44 children operated upon between the ages of 6 months and 6 years. Satisfactory anesthesia was achieved in all cases except two who required intubation and inhalation technique in order to complete the surgery. No serious side effects were observed during or after the surgery. Its ease of administration, freedom from side effects, and satisfactory anesthesia, make ketamine the primary anesthetic choice for strabismus surgery in children.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus|
|State||Published - 12 Sep 1978|