Table 4

 Mean (SD) blood pressure (mm Hg) and pulse in patients undergoing cataract surgery with retrobulbar anaesthesia

Before surgery (baseline)After retrobulbar anaesthesiaAfter surgery
*p<0.05 to baseline.
Systolic blood pressure175 (27)169 (27)162 (23)*
Diastolic blood pressure87 (11)86 (15)84 (11)*
Mean arterial pressure123 (16)123 (25)117 (15*
Heart rate73 (11)74 (12)71 (17)*