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Trends and complications of local anaesthesia in cataract surgery: an 8-year analysis of 12 992 patients
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    Re:re: Trends and complications of local anaesthesia in cataract surgery: an 8-year analysis of 12 992 patients
    Response to: Role of Case Series Studies in the Identification of Anaesthetic Complications Dear Editor, We would like to acknowledge Eke and Kumar for their comments on our article.1 In our retrospective case series study of 12,992 patients, we noted that subtenon anaesthesia had more complications and that both topical and subtenon anaesthesia in our series were the ideal anaesthetics.

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    re: Trends and complications of local anaesthesia in cataract surgery: an 8-year analysis of 12 992 patients
    • Tom Eke, Consultant Ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Chandra M Kumar, Professor and Senior Consultant in Anaesthesia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

    Editor,

    We read Thevi and Godhino's article (1) with interest, but we feel that the methodology does not support their conclusions. They aimed to 'find out the most suitable anaesthesia for patients with fewer complications' in cataract surgery, and reported that 'sub-Tenon anaesthesia [STA] was associated with more intraoperative and postoperative complications ... topical anaesthesia [TA] ... is the ideal a...

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