Indian Journal of Dental Research

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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 132--134

Transient diplopia in dental outpatient clinic: An uncommon iatrogenic event


SM Balaji 
 Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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S M Balaji
Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

A healthy 32-year-old female patient required an extraction of the right maxillary third molar. Lidocaine containing 1:80,000 epinephrine for right posterior superior alveolar nerve block was administered in the mucobuccal fold above the third molar to be extracted at our hospital. After few minutes of posterior superior alveolar block anesthesia, patient felt double vision. The condition was subsequently diagnosed as transient diplopia due to temporary paralysis of lateral rectus muscle due to involvement of the VI cranial nerve. The patient recovered in 30 minutes and the treatment was performed successfully. This article discusses the possible scientific explanation for this phenomenon.


How to cite this article:
Balaji S M. Transient diplopia in dental outpatient clinic: An uncommon iatrogenic event.Indian J Dent Res 2010;21:132-134


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Balaji S M. Transient diplopia in dental outpatient clinic: An uncommon iatrogenic event. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 May 7 ];21:132-134
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