Complications of ophthalmologic nerve blocks: A review

Shireen Ahmad*, Afzal Ahmad

*Corresponding author for this work

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Complications of ophthalmologic nerve blocks are rare, but they can have serious life- and sight-threatening consequences. Knowledge of the potential complications is essential for the anesthesiologist who performs ophthalmologic nerve blocks. However, most anesthesiologists are unfamiliar with these complications because the majority have been reported in the ophthalmology literature. We review the complications that may occur during the placement of ophthalmologic blocks and their appropriate prompt treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-569
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number7
StatePublished - Nov 2003


  • Anesthesia
  • Eye surgery
  • Ophthalmologic
  • Ophthalmologic nerve blocks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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