Anterior sub-Tenon's anesthesia for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. May-Jun 2008;45(3):186-8. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20080501-04.

Abstract

The authors describe a technique of combined oral chloral hydrate and sub-Tenon's anesthesia that is simple, avoids the risks of general anesthesia, and provides superior anesthesia to topical agents alone.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Anesthesia, Local / methods*
  • Anesthetics, Combined*
  • Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage*
  • Chloral Hydrate / administration & dosage
  • Connective Tissue
  • Humans
  • Hypnotics and Sedatives / administration & dosage*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lidocaine / administration & dosage
  • Propoxycaine / administration & dosage
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity / surgery*

Substances

  • Anesthetics, Combined
  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Hypnotics and Sedatives
  • Chloral Hydrate
  • Lidocaine
  • proxymetacaine
  • Propoxycaine