Diseases relevant to the ophthalmic anaesthetist

Brennan, Andrew; Cruickshank, Robert
December 2002
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Dec2002, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p183
Academic Journal
This article looks at several diseases that are relevant for ophthalmic anesthetists. It discusses eye diseases as the feature of a systemic condition or syndrome, such as cataract, corneal disease and strabismus. It identifies the most frequent anaesthetic problems related to rare causes of eye disease, including difficult intubation, muscle disease and cardiac abnormalities. The article also discusses the response of patients with muscle diseases to volatile anaesthetic agents and muscle relaxants.


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