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Anaesth Resusc Intensive Ther. 1975 Apr-Jun;3(2):197-200.

Cardiac arrest during ophthalmological operations.


From a total number of 822 ophthalmological operations carried out under general anaesthesia two cases of cardiac arrest were observed as a result of oculocardiac reflex. The receptor for this reflex is the eye and the retrobulbal tissue, the effector is the myocardium. Children and adults with certain diseases show a predisposition to this complication. Most frequently the results of the oculocardiac reflex require no treatment, sometimes, however, resuscitation is necessary.

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