Local anaesthesia for eye surgery - practical seminar

Local anaesthesia for eye surgery - practical seminar
Team: Tom Eke, Adrian Kwa, Chandra Kumar Anaesthesia technique is very important in eye surgery. With good anaesthesia, surgery is more likely to go well , with a good outcome and good patient satisfaction. Conversely, if there is a complication of anaesthesia, there is the possibility of catastrophic outcome, in terms of sight or even life. Bad outcome is possible with any of the local anaesthesia (LA) techniques, not just with needle blocks. This whole-day practical seminar should allow you to discuss the ‘best’ anaesthesia option for each case, and will teach you techniques which will maximise the likelihood of a ‘happy patient’. The faculty are all members of members of the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society www.boas.org and have taught LA techniques all over the world. There will be plenty of time to practice LA techniques on model eyes, and for discussion. Please click Book now for further information and prices

Topics will include:

  • Why good anaesthesia is important (what could go wrong and how bad it could be)
  • Needle blocks: anatomy, how to do it if you really need to, and why there’s often a better option
  • Anaesthetic agents in block mixture
  • Sub-tenon blocks: why, and how (including the newer “no-snip” techniques)
  • Hands-on teaching with model eyes for sub-Tenon LA (and needle block)
  • General anaesthesia: what the ophthalmologist needs to know
  • Some suggested LA techniques for various clinical situations
  • Problems with LA: minimising the risk of serious problems, and what to do if they occur
  • Success with minimal anaesthesia: topical, intracameral, subconjunctival (including management of the patient who truly “cannot lie flat”)
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Medico-legal issues
21/03/2023 10:00 - 16:30
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 18 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD UNITED KINGDOM
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