Anesthesia for cataract surgery

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Developments of anesthesia for cataract surgery emerging from literature published during the scanning period include new drugs for sedation before general anesthesia and some discussion about monitoring. A few articles report on both improvements in and complications of peribulbar and retrobulbar injections. There are studies confirming the efficacy of sub-Tenon and topical anesthesia, sometimes associated with facial block. A tendency toward topical anesthesia emerged. Intraocular drug delivery was studied for toxicity both for cornea and for retina, in experimental and clinical settings.

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