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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2009;57(5):553-559.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2009.57.5.553   
Anesthetic management of ophthalmic surgery.
Yong Hun Jung
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jyh623@paran.com
Abstract
Ophthalmic surgery presents challenges for the anesthesiologists, including control of intraocular pressure, prevention and management of the oculocardiac reflex. In addition to understanding ocular anatomy and physiology, the anesthesiologists must have possess technical expertise and knowledge of ophthalmic drug's systemic effects. Patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery have extremes of age and several medical diseases, like as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, chronic renal failure, and chronic obstructive lung disease. Anesthesiologist should be knowledgeable about the content as stated above to perform safe and desirable anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery.
Key Words: Anesthesia; Intraocular pressure; Oculocardiac reflex; Ophthalmic surgery
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