Definition of retrobulbar in English:

retrobulbar

adjective

Anatomy Medicine
  • Situated or occurring behind the eyeball.

    ‘a retrobulbar abscess’
    • ‘When the inflammation doesn't involve the optic disk, doctors refer to it as retrobulbar optic neuritis.’
    • ‘The most serious potential adverse effect of EMB is ocular toxicity manifested by optic or retrobulbar neuritis, which exists in two forms and may affect one or both eyes.’
    • ‘Patients can choose from several forms of anesthesia - general, retrobulbar, peribulbar, or topical.’
    • ‘In these cases, if the globe is proptotic and tense, the physician should suspect a retrobulbar hematoma.’
    • ‘The benefits of using topical anesthesia outweigh the risks associated with general, retrobulbar, and peribulbar anesthesia.’

Pronunciation:

retrobulbar

/ˌrɛtrəʊˈbʌlbə/