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Sub-Tenon's anesthesia: an update

Authors Guise P

Received 14 February 2012

Accepted for publication 14 March 2012

Published 21 June 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 35—46


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Philip Guise

Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract: Sub-Tenon's block has become the most common technique of orbital regional anesthesia in many centers. It provides effective anesthesia to the orbit with a lower incidence of sight-threatening complications than sharp needle techniques. This article will discuss the relevant anatomy, finer points of sub-Tenon's block technique, and the evidence supporting its safety.

Keywords: anesthesia local, anesthesia ophthalmic, sub-Tenon's block, techniques, complications

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