Relationship between Ocular Side Effects and Dental Local Anesthesia - A Review
Keywords:Anaesthesia, Complications, Diplopia, Nerve block, Ophthalmology.
Ophthalmological complications are infrequent problems due to dental local anaesthesia, diplopia being the
most common among them. The intravascular injection of anaesthetic,since the cause of the problem and
therefore it should be avoided inorder to prevent accidents at ocular level.1
place as a result of maxillary andor mandibular injections.2,3 The most commonly encountered complications
affecting the eyes including blurring of vision, diplopia, mydriasis, palpebral ptosis andamaurosis(temporary
or permanent).4,5 The dentist should be aware of these complications to avoid being perplexed by this
unexpected circumstance, thus adversely affecting the doctor- patient trust.6Herewith we discuss the
association between the ocular side effects and dental local anesthesia.
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