PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of preoperative visits on patients' psychology, physiology, and behavior during the perioperative period of eye surgery under local anesthesia, with the aim of enhancing patients' cooperation with the surgery and improving their degree of satisfaction. METHODS: A total of 240 patients scheduled to undergo eye surgery between August and October 2013 were randomly divided into an observation (n = 120) and a control (n = 120) group. Patients in the observation group attended preoperative visits with nurses and received conventional nursing care.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Studies support techniques of intraoperative adjustment under general anesthesia, of eye muscle surgery, based upon the rest position (deviation) to improve surgical results. None, however, have examined the (a)symmetry, per se, of the rest position and its influence on surgical outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective/prospective patient chart data and photographs taken of patients under anesthesia were judged for (a)symmetry of deviation and correlated with (a)symmetry of surgery performed on 51 exotropic patients.
A clinical study on 46 patients, who were operated on for ophthalmologic diseases under local anaesthesia, is presented. Midazolam, diazepam and/or pethidine, given to the patients 5-10 minutes before the operation improved the classical local anaesthesia; they ensured hypnosis, analgesia, anterograde amnesia and vegetative protection, thus offering a high surgical comfort and diminishing considerably the rate of the well known incidences and complications of the local anaesthesia.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Electroencephalographic entropy is used to measure the degree of brain hypnosis and anaesthesia depth. Two parameters are displayed in the monitor, state entropy (SE) and response entropy (RE). Ageing leads to reduction in liver mass as well as hepatic blood flow, which decreases clearance of propofol and increases the risk of cardiovascular adverse effects. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the effect of electroencephalographic entropy on propofol requirement and haemodynamic parameters during induction of anaesthesia in elderly patients.
BACKGROUND: Prayer is an important part of many patients' and physicians' lives. There is little data in the literature regarding patients' perception of prayer from or with their doctors. OBJECTIVE: To assess in a masked fashion patients' impression of prayer's role in a medical setting, and their perception of being offered and receiving prayer from their physician. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Confidential survey of 567 consecutive patients who were offered prayer by their physician before elective eye surgery.
PURPOSE: Presentation of serious cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) with acute and chronic ocular manifestations and methods of their treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 3 children aged between 6 to 12 years. Follow-up time was from 5, months up to 6 years. CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT WAS: Symblepharon massage, topical antibiotics, steroids, artificial tears. In chronic stage mitomycin C as eye drops was use in one case. Surgical treatment--intubation of lacrimal ducts and removal of eye lashes were performed in 2 cases.