TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 167--172

Monitored anesthesia care in ophthalmic surgeries


Manickavasagan Rangaswamy, Jeyakumar Veeraiyan, Divya Malarvannan 
 Department of Anaesthesiology, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Divya Malarvannan
509, MTH Road, Ambattur, Chennai - 600 053, Tamil Nadu
India

Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) is a specific anesthesia service for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. It includes safe conscious sedation, adequate pain relief, and measures to allay anxiety. Even though it involves minimal anesthetic intervention, it is essential for an anesthetist to know about the patient history. Many ophthalmic drugs have significant anesthetic implications, and many anesthetic drugs cause significant intraocular pressure changes. In this article, we have highlighted the importance of MAC in ophthalmic procedures and implications of various anesthetic agents in eye surgeries. The various ophthalmic blocks and their complications and the toxicity which can occur with the use of local anesthetics have also been touched upon.


How to cite this article:
Rangaswamy M, Veeraiyan J, Malarvannan D. Monitored anesthesia care in ophthalmic surgeries.TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2018;56:167-172


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Rangaswamy M, Veeraiyan J, Malarvannan D. Monitored anesthesia care in ophthalmic surgeries. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];56:167-172
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