Sudden death in strabismus surgery under local anaesthesia:
Oculocardiac reflex (OCR) or Aschner-Dagnini reflex was first discovered in 1908 (1). A number of stimuli which arise either in or near the eye such as applying traction on the internal rectus muscle or applying pressure on the eye ball can lead to slow heart rate, irregular heart beat (2,3) and stoppage of heart (4-7)....

Case Report
A 45-year-old female was undergoing elective squint correction surgery of one eye under local anaesthesia in a
private hospital in December 2013.The patient wasthoroughly
examined in Out Patient Department, investigated for any other illnesses and admitted in hospital one day prior to surgery. There was no previous history of any chronic illnesses. Patient collapsed during surgery and declared dead on the table....