[Blockade of the optic nerve caused by retrobulbar anesthesia]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1984 Apr;184(4):311-2. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1054474.
[Article in German]


A connection has been established between the normal photopic electroretinogram (ERG) during amaurosis caused by retrobulbar anesthesia and former analogous investigations of visual evoked, cortical potentials (VECP). It proves the assumption that retrobulbar anesthesia causes a sensoric blockade of the optic nerve while the retina continues to function normally.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Local / adverse effects*
  • Blindness / chemically induced*
  • Electroretinography
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nerve Block*
  • Optic Nerve / drug effects