• Forty-two patients underwent strabismus surgery with a retrobulbar injection of 3% chloroprocaine hydrochloride. In the 18 patients who were followed up in the immediate postoperative period, the average duration of action of 3% chloroprocaine was found to be 2.13 hours. In addition to the advantages of local anesthesia, this short-acting anesthetic permits earlier modifications of adjustable sutures and the earlier discharge of patients on the same day as surgery.
Szmyd SM, Nelson LB, Calhoun JH, Harley RD. Retrobulbar Anesthesia in Strabismus SurgeryII. Use of a Short-Acting Anesthetic Agent. Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(6):809-810. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050060069028