Anaesthetic management of a patient undergoing unilateral phacoemulsification with concurrent diabetes mellitus

Emilia Vukoja
June 2019

This report discusses the anaesthetic approach of a canine undergoing a phacoemulsification surgery with concurrent diabetes mellitus. It is the anaesthetic nurse's role and responsibility to deliver updated and high quality nursing care, therefore it is vital to know basic physiology of the patient and pharmacodynamics of anaesthetic drugs as it affects the outcome of the procedure and the recovery. This article looks at the important anaesthetic aspects of both the speciality procedure and the disease in the pre, peri and post anaesthetic period.

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