Respiratory arrest and convulsions after peribulbar anesthesia

Vsevolod Rozentsveig, Ronit Yagev, Natan Wecksler, Gabriel Gurman, Tova Lifshitz

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    We present a case in which a rare and serious complication with respiratory arrest and convulsions occurred after peribulbar anesthesia for cataract surgery. To our knowledge, respiratory arrest has been described as a complication only of retrobulbar, not peribulbar, anesthesia. Anesthesiologists trained in airway maintenance and ventilatory support should be available for immediate help when a peribulbar block is performed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)960-962
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Sensory Systems


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