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Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia

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BUHLER, Carlos; ALMODIN, Juliana; ALMODIN, Flavia  and  CVINTAL, Tadeu. Peribulbar blockage and general anesthesia influency in trabeculectomies: visual and pressure effects. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2012, vol.71, n.2, pp.79-83. ISSN 0034-7280.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trabeculetomies results with peribulbar anesthesia and general anesthesia and to watch the influence by this two techniques in the surgery result. METHODS: It was analyzed charts of 25 patients with uncontrolled glaucoma that undergone trabeculectomy, 11 patients had general anesthesia and 14 with peribulbar anesthesia. It was included in this study pseudophakic patients with glaucoma. We excluded other ocular patologies such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Visual acuity, intraocular pressure, number of medications and demographic data were collected. The data were analyzed in 7 days, 30 days, 6 months and 1 year after surgery. RESULTS: Both groups were similar in demographic data, with no statically significance among age, sex and race. We didn't find significant differences in the variables studied in all evaluations, with statisctically significance (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: There was no statistically difference between patients submitted to surgery with general anesthesia or peribulbar anesthesia. We need a larger group of patients to comprove it.

Keywords : Glaucoma; Trabeculectomy; Anestesia, general; Anestesia, local; Intraocular pressure.

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