Episode 56: The Blind, Painful Eye: Retrobulbar Alcohol Injection
Here we depart from our usual presentation of intraocular microsurgical procedures and techniques . A very elderly patient with early phthisis bulbi, and a blind and extremely painful eye receives a retrobulbar alcohol injection to immediately relieve her intractable pain. The appropriate alcohol concentration and anticipated outcome is also discussed.
Richard J Mackool, MD Financial Disclosure: Consultant: Alcon; Patent Holder: Crestpoint Management, MST