Risk Management



Anesthesia Liability

Ocular anesthesia is challenging for both the ophthalmologist and the anesthesiologist. Special concerns include patient anxiety about decreased vision, eye surgery, and pain or movement during eye surgery; multiple medical co-morbidities, especially in elderly patients; pediatric patients, some premature with congenital syndromes; limited access to the patient and need for immobility during surgery; problems with intraocular pressure and anesthetic agents; and oculocardiac reflexes.

See OMIC’s risk management recommendation guide below.

Anesthesia Liability

Ophthalmologists who would like more information about administering sub-Tenon’s anesthesia can view a demonstration video produced by Dr. James Salz and Dr. Samuel Masket. Visit OMIC’s YouTube Channel below:

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