ISSN 0886-3067

Volume No 36 Issue No 3

Shifting Paradigm: From General Anesthesia to Local Anesthesia in Posterior Segment Surgeries

Purpose: To evaluate the methods of anesthesia in posterior segment surgeries. Study Design: Cross sectional survey. Place and Duration of Study: Akhtar Saeed Medical College, from April 2017 to May 2019. Material and Methods: Two hundred and three patients who underwent posterior segment surgeries were selected. Average surgery time was 45 minutes under local anesthesia (LA). All patients whose surgery was performed in general anesthesia (GA), had at least 6 hours hospital stay and four hours nothing by mouth before and after procedure. Patient age, gender, indication for surgery, type of surgery performed and type of anesthesia were noted. Data was analyzed by using SPSS 25.

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