Non-retrobulbar anaesthesia for trabeculectomy

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Summary A prospective clinical trial using sub-conjunctival (Sub- Tenon's) anaesthesia for trabeculectomy is reported. Forty-one eyes of 22 consecutive patients with glaucoma had trabeculectomy performed using the sub-conjunctival method of local anaesthesia. The effectiveness of the anaesthetic, intra-operative and post- operative complications were recorded. Sub-conjunctival injection of local anaesthesia was found to be painless and free from the complications associated with retrobulbar injections. Surgery was also found to be easier as a conjunctival bleb was already raised allowing easy access to the sub-conjunctival space. Voluntary eye movements remained but did not interfere with surgery. 

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CDR, C (2021). Non-retrobulbar anaesthesia for trabeculectomy. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from

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Coalition, CDR. "Non-retrobulbar anaesthesia for trabeculectomy", 03 Apr. 2021, . Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.


Coalition, CDR. "Non-retrobulbar anaesthesia for trabeculectomy".,, 03 Apr. 2021. Web. 15 Apr. 2021. < >.


Coalition, CDR. "Non-retrobulbar anaesthesia for trabeculectomy" (2021). Accessed April 15, 2021.