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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

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Nicoll, "Retrobulbar hemorrhage after 12,500 retrobulbar blocks," Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol.
Both peribulbar and retrobulbar blocks provide adequate anaesthesia for surgery on the cornea, anterior chamber and lens.
Hyaluronidase is most frequently used in combination with anesthetics for ophthalmologic surgery (eg, retrobulbar block, peribulbar block, sub-Tenon's block, and van Lint block).
Cataract surgery is usually carried out under loco-regional anaesthesia requiring administration of retrobulbar block which is a quite unpleasant and painful procedure; so in order to ensure patient comfort and safety, intravenous sedation may be required.