Journal article

Visual perception during phacoemulsification cataract surgery under subtenons anaesthesia.

SS Wickremasinghe, PG Tranos, N Sinclair, PS Andreou, ML Harris, BC Little

Eye | Published : 2003

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to record the subjective visual experience of patients during phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation under subtenons anaesthesia. METHODS: Prospective, nonrandomised, cohort, postoperative questionnaire based study. Patients selected underwent routine phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation under regional subtenons anaesthesia. chi(2) and Fisher's exact tests (two-tail) were used to evaluate the data. RESULTS: A total of 104 patients were selected, 38 (36.5%) were male and 66 (63.5%) were female. The mean age of patients was 74.0+/-8.8 years. In all, 87.5% saw light during the operation with 9.6% finding this painful. Photophobia wa..

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