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—Drs Repka and Guyton have correctly pointed out one of the potential complications of retrobulbar anesthesia for ocular surgery. One of us (L.B.N.) has recently encountered a retrobulbar hemorrhage following retrobulbar anesthesia without permanent ocular sequela. We agree with Drs Repka and Guyton that if a retrobulbar hemorrhage is recognized prior to surgery, the case should be postponed.
Nelson LB, Calhoun JH, Harley RD. Retrobulbar Anesthesia in Strabismus Surgery-Reply. Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(3):323. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050030016004