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Penetrating globe injury is a possible complication after ocular local anesthesia (including peribulbar and retrobulbar blocks).1- 3 Regional nerve blocks of the face are frequently performed by a variety of physicians, including anesthesiologists, otolaryngologists, and other facial surgeons. We describe a case of penetrating globe injury that occurred during an extraoral infraorbital block due to passage of the needle through the infraorbital canal.
Saeedi OJ, Wang H, Blomquist PH. Penetrating Globe Injury During Infraorbital Nerve Block. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(4):396-397. doi:10.1001/archoto.2010.239