Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZD24 - ZD25

Temporary Blindness after Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block ZD24-ZD25

Animesh Barodiya, Rishi Thukral, Shaila Mahendra Agrawal, Anshul Rai, Siddharth Singh

Correspondence
Dr. Animesh Barodiya,
G-108, Chinar Dream City, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal-462026, Madhya Pradesh, India.
E-mail: anim4391@gmail.com

Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block (IANB) anaesthesia is one of the common procedures in dental clinic. This procedure is safe, but complications may still occur. Ocular complications such as diplopia, loss of vision, or ophthalmoplegia are extremely rare. This case report explains an event where due to individual anatomic variation of the sympathetic vasoconstrictor nerve and maxillary and middle meningeal arteries, intravascular administration of anaesthetic agent caused unusual ocular signs and symptoms such as temporary blindness.