How should anesthesia be administered for a trabeculectomy?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Maria Hannah Pia Uyloan de Guzman, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Anesthesia

Use the smallest needle possible (eg, gauge 30) when injecting subconjunctival anesthesia to reduce the chance of bleeding and creating a buttonhole. Try to insert the needle in a spot where the conjunctiva will eventually be incised.


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