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.
- Eye surgery
- Ophthalmologic nerve blocks
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine