Prospective study of a single-injection peribulbar technique

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1992 Mar;18(2):157-61. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80923-6.


The single-injection peribulbar technique is an effective method of obtaining anesthesia and akinesia prior to anterior segment eye surgery. I conducted a prospective study of 2,684 consecutive cases of a particular peribulbar block that I performed for more than three years. The incidence of sight-threatening complications was 0.6%. None of the cases was canceled because of peribulbar hemorrhage. Only 1.2% of the cases required a supplemental injection of anesthesia.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Local / methods*
  • Anterior Eye Segment / surgery
  • Bupivacaine
  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronoglucosaminidase
  • Injections
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Lidocaine
  • Nerve Block
  • Orbit
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prospective Studies


  • Lidocaine
  • Hyaluronoglucosaminidase
  • Bupivacaine