59 patients received programmed anaesthesia with Althesin as a single intravenous agent: induction 62 μl/kg, maintenance 333 μl/min over 12 min, then 278 μl/min, muscular relaxants, IPPV. BP and HR significantly increased during intubation and became stable from the 5th min until the end of anaesthesia. In 18 patients, intraocular pressure (IOP) was also measured by MacKay-Marg tonometer. CVP, PaCO2 and head position were kept constant in order to prevent variable influences on IOP. IOP significantly decreased from the 10th until 20th min (p <0.0005) in comparison with basal values. The results confirmed the clinical validity of Althesin for open-eye surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Use of Althesin as a single anaesthetic agent in intraocular surgery|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine