ISSN 2757-8135 | E-ISSN 2757-9816
European Eye Research
Anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery [Eur Eye Res]
Eur Eye Res. 2024; 4(1): 90-102 | DOI: 10.14744/eer.2023.44127

Anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery

Cengiz Sahutoglu
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Türkiye

Local and regional anesthesia are commonly employed methods in eye surgery, there are situations in which general anes-thesia becomes necessary. Some patients may decline local or regional anesthesia, be unable to maintain a steady position, or lie flat during the procedure. This is particularly pertinent for pediatric patients and individuals with allergies to local anesthetics, who may require general anesthesia. In all cases, meticulous patient preparation is paramount in eye surgery. A thorough evaluation is essential before administering anesthesia, with the choice of anesthesia method dependent on fac-tors such as the patient’s overall health, the specific surgical procedure, and the surgeon’s expertise. In this review, necessary anesthesia methods in ophthalmic surgeries and perioperative patient management will be discussed.

Keywords: Anesthesia, eye surgery; general anesthesia; ophthalmic; regional block.

Cengiz Sahutoglu. Anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery. Eur Eye Res. 2024; 4(1): 90-102

Corresponding Author: Cengiz Sahutoglu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English