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Post-Retrobulbar Apnea Syndrome
  1. Edward G. Morgan JR., M.D.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.


This case describes two episodes of apnea following retrobulbar anesthesia in the same patient, even though the second block did not contain bupivacaine and was performed on the contralateral eye.

  • Ophthalmologic anesthesia
  • retrobulbar block
  • apnea
  • lidocaine HC1
  • bupivacaine HC1

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