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.
An eye with pseudoexfoliation exhibits moderate zonular laxity and a small pupil that requires enlargement. The options (capsule tension ring, capsule retractors, or a manual