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Sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Mater Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland

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    Editor,—We congratulate Roman et al1 on their excellent paper on sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia. We concur that it is efficient, safe, and effective and we agree that it is a useful form of supplementary anaesthesia in patients who experience discomfort during topical anaesthesia. However, the issue of sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia in warfarinised patients has not been addressed.

    Between July 1995 and December 1996, we performed 34 cataract extractions in warfarinised patients, using sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia. Thirteen of the 34 procedures were performed …

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