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Pharmacology for ophthalmic local anaesthesia 

Pharmacology for ophthalmic local anaesthesia
Pharmacology for ophthalmic local anaesthesia

Hamish McLure

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date: 20 October 2020

Introduction 54

Physiology of nerve conduction 55

Pharmacology of local anaesthetic agents 56

Toxicity 60

Individual agent 62

Additives 64

Future agents 66

Conclusion 66

Further reading 66

In the early 1990s, ophthalmic LA was provided almost exclusively by surgeons. Serious complications were known to occur but the surgeons rarely possessed the up-to-date knowledge and skills to manage these sometimes life-threatening events....

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