Syed Amir Hamza, Irfan Kanwar, Maria Sultan, Sanaullah Jan.
To Evaluate the Efficacy of Sub-conjunctival Anesthesia in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS).
Ophthalmol Update Jan ;15(3):194-7.

Objective: To determine the efficacy of subconjunctival anesthesia in manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS). Material and Methods: This study was conducted at Ophthalmology Department, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. Study design was cross sectional (descriptive) study and sampling technique was non probability consecutive sampling. The duration of the study was nine months (10th May 2014 to 10th February 2015), in which a total of 298 patients were included in the study. Results: In this study mean age was 61 years with standard deviation � 3.5. Fifty five (55%) patients were male and 44% patients were female. Efficacy of subconjunctival anesthesia among 298 patients was analyzed and subconjunctival anesthesia was effective in 70.3% patients and was not effective in 29.7% patients. Conclusion: Sub-conjunctival anesthesia is an effective and safe technique for manual small incision cataract surgery.

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