Temporary Blindness after Inferior Alveolar Nerve BlockCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Animesh Barodiya,
G-108, Chinar Dream City, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal-462026, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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.
Anaesthetics, Anatomic variation, Ocular complications
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 Mar 26 ]; 11:ZD24-ZD25. Available from
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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