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Clinical Note
May 16, 2011

Penetrating Globe Injury During Infraorbital Nerve Block

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(4):396-397. doi:10.1001/archoto.2010.239

Penetrating globe injury is a possible complication after ocular local anesthesia (including peribulbar and retrobulbar blocks).13 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.

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