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

Temporary Blindness after Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block

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

1. Senior Resident, Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 2. Senior Resident, Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 3. Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Modern Dental College and Research Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. 4. Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 5. Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hitkarini Dental College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Animesh Barodiya,
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Anaesthetics, Anatomic variation, Ocular complications

How to cite this article :

Animesh Barodiya, Rishi Thukral, Shaila Mahendra Agrawal, Anshul Rai, Siddharth Singh. TEMPORARY BLINDNESS AFTER INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Apr 30 ]; 11:ZD24-ZD25. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=March&volume=11&issue=3&page=ZD24-ZD25&id=9601

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24184.9601


Date of Submission: Sep 14, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 18, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 04, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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