Peribulbar anesthesia and optic nerve conduction

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1991 Jul;17(4):506-8. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80860-7.


Serial recordings of distance visual acuity and visually evoked potentials (VEPs) after peribulbar anesthesia in three patients are reported. Visual acuity was not markedly affected but the latency and amplitude of VEPs were. This study concludes that optic nerve conduction is not significantly affected by peribulbar anesthesia.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anesthetics, Local / pharmacology*
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Macular Edema / surgery
  • Male
  • Neural Conduction / drug effects
  • Optic Nerve / physiology*
  • Retinal Neovascularization / surgery
  • Visual Acuity / drug effects


  • Anesthetics, Local