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:: Volume 15, Issue 1 (spring 2005) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2005, 15(1): 47-50 Back to browse issues page
Evaluating cataract operation with local anesthesia with sedation and monitoring
Darvish H
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Background: Cataract is a visual disease of old population caused by lens opacity and associated with major social, psychologial and economic problems. Surgical treatment is achieved by replacement of the lens with an artificial one. Patients selected for cataract surgery may have co-existing diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and ischemic heart disease that entail risk for general anesthesia. On the other hand, local anesthesia may be hazardous due to patient's movement, coughing and tremor. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of local anesthesia with sedation and monitoring. Materials and methods: The study population included 40 males and 20 females attending for cataract surgery. All patients were operated by local anesthesia with sedation and monitoring. Results: All patients underwent successful operation under local anesthesia with sedation and monitoring. There was no anesthetic drug side effect Tachycardia was the most common complication, observed in 13.3% of patients. Conclusion: Patients who are at risk for general anesthesia could be safely operated by local anesthesia with sedation and monitoring.
Keywords: Cataract, Monitoring, Local anesthesia, Sedation, Operation.
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Subject: Nutrition Sciences
Received: 2006/09/6 | Published: 2005/04/15
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Volume 15, Issue 1 (spring 2005) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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