Eye and associated structures

Jane E. Axon, Catherine M. Russell, Pamela A. Wilkins

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Auriculopalpebral nerve block: The auriculopalpebral nerve block provides akinesia of the orbicularis oculi muscle and can be used to prevent eyelid closure. Eyelid sensation persists. The auriculopalpebral nerve block can facilitate examination of a painful or fragile eye and is useful for diagnostic procedures including corneal culture and cytology. It can also be used for placement of subpalpebral lavage systems, as well as any other procedure in which a firmly closed lid would be prohibitive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEquine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781840766523
ISBN (Print)9781840761948
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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