- Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the suitability of local anesthesia in the pediatric age group for oculoplastic procedures. The authors present a case of frontalis sling surgery performed under local anesthesia in a 15-year-old boy with bilateral congenital ptosis. No significant technical difficulties were encountered during the procedure. Optimal intraoperative eyelid placement was facilitated by the patient’s comfort and cooperation. For some selected children, local anesthesia is a good alternative to general anesthesia to obtain the best outcome.
From Solihull Hospital, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Address correspondence to Jerald William, MBBS, MRCOphth, Solihull Hospital, Ophthalmology, Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands B91 2JL, United Kingdom.