To report a case series of two patients with contralateral anesthesia after retrobulbar block.Methods:
Retrospective review of two cases and review of the literature.Results:
Two patients of one practitioner received contralateral anesthesia after retrobulbar block for posterior segment surgery. Patient 1 suffered from transient contralateral akinesia, whereas Patient 2 experienced transient contralateral amaurosis.Conclusion:
Posterior spread of anesthetics is a rare but potentially serious complication of retrobulbar anesthesia caused by spread of anesthetics along the optic nerve sheath. Modification of injection technique can decrease the risk of this complication.