Bronislav Stibor, MD Senior physician, ICU, Landesklinikum Baden bei Wien, Austria
Anesthesia in ophthalmology is not usually the most challenging anesthetic field. Nevertheless, it has its specific features, and failure to recognize and appreciate them may have fatal consequences for the patient's vision. The tutorial algorithm describes the course of the correct treatment of the patient from the pre-hospital laic care to the management of the late complications of the penetrating eye injury from an anesthesiological point of view. The proposed decision algorithms are logical, and in addition to the correct procedure, also the most common mistakes are discussed, with an explanation of the consequences of an improper treatment. The model scenarios are very close to the real situations, such as every anesthesia practitioner may encounter when dealing with an ophthalmology patient. Practicing the right course of action is the best preparation for a real situation. Unlike the learning scenario, life can not usually "go a step back".
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