Inadvertent retrobulbar administration of hypertonic saline prior to cataract extraction

Andrew G. Lee, William Lipsky, James N. Bates, Frank Grady

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Abstract

A 36-year-old woman with retinitis pigmentosa was scheduled for removal of posterior subcapsular cataracts and experienced inadvertent retrobulbar administration of hypertonic saline. The patient developed retrobulbar pain and ophthalmoplegia that slowly improved over time. Hypertonic saline may cause ophthalmoplegia and pain if inadvertently given as a retrobulbar injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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