To Wait, Eviscerate, or Enucleate?
Title: To Wait, Eviscerate, or Enucleate?
Author: Lorraine Meyers
Keywords/Main Subjects: Evisceration; Enucleation; Open globe; Globe trauma; Sympathetic ophthalmia; Suprachoroidal hemorrhage
Secondary CORE Category: Retina and Vitreous / Posterior Segment Manifestations of Trauma / Sympathetic Ophthalmia
Third CORE Category: Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis / Noninfectious (Autoimmune) Panuveitis / Panuveitis
Diagnosis: Sympathetic ophthalmia
Brief Description: These are a pair of case presentations on open globe patients. An extensive discussion of sympathetic ophthalmia is presented, including etiology, clinical course, pathophysiology, and treatment as well as prevention. The decision making process for whether to repair an open globe or enucleate or eviscerate the open globe patient is discussed.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds