Relationship between Ocular Side Effects and Dental Local Anesthesia - A Review


  • Monica Pisupati
  • Nisanth Nagappan



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
Ophthalmologic complicationstake
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.

Author Biographies

Monica Pisupati

Clinician; BDS, MDS Orthodontics, Passed out from SRM Kattankulathur Dental College,

Nisanth Nagappan

Clinician; BDS, Working at F&C Medicare, Maldive



How to Cite

Monica Pisupati, & Nisanth Nagappan. (2021). Relationship between Ocular Side Effects and Dental Local Anesthesia - A Review. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(3), 181-184.