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Br J Ophthalmol. 2000 Apr;84(4):437-8.

Painful blind eye: efficacy of enucleation and evisceration in resolving ocular pain.

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Eye Department, Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock, Salisbury SP2 8BJ, UK.

Abstract

AIMS:

To assess the effectiveness of enucleation or evisceration in relieving pain from painful blind eyes.

METHODS:

24 patients with intractable ocular pain underwent enucleation or evisceration with or without an orbital implant.

RESULTS:

Complete pain relief was achieved in all patients at an average time of 3 months (range 1-15 months). Seven patients required further medical or surgical treatment in addition to removal of the globe.

CONCLUSION:

Enucleation and evisceration were effective in relieving ocular pain in all patients with a painful blind eye in our study. However, complications of surgery and orbital implants can cause recurrent pain.

PMID:
10729307
PMCID:
PMC1723427
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