The effects of stellate ganglion block on conjunctival oxygen tension and intraocular pressure in patients with retinal vein occlusion

R. Masuda, K. Yokoyama, K. Kajiwara, K. Tsubota

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Abstract

We evaluated the effects of stellate ganglion block (SGB) on conjunctival oxygen tension, ocular surface temperature (n=7) and intraocular pressure (n=18) in patients with retinal vein occlusion and other retinopathy. The conjunctival oxygen tension (Pcj(O2)) increased from 45.6±5.0 mmHg to 76.3±19.9 mmHg in 45 minutes by SGB and then gradually returned to the control level. Pcj(O2) 120 minutes following SGB remained still at a higher level compared with the control value. Ocular surface temperature increased from 35.1±0.3°C to 35.9±0.3°C 25 minutes following SGB. Intraocular pressure decreased below the control level from 15 minutes to 120 minutes by SGB following an initial temporary increase. In conclusion, we have found that SGB does increase oxygen tension in ocular tissue and decrease IOP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-833
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume44
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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