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Pain and discomfort in the anophthalmic socket

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize causes of pain and discomfort in the anophthalmic socket and to aid the clinician in evaluating anophthalmic patients.

RECENT FINDINGS: Causes of pain and discomfort can be categorized into dysfunctional orbit/anophthalmic socket, phantom eye pain, and psychological/psychiatric factors. Recent research has brought attention to the role of prosthesis deposits in mucous formation, meibomian gland dysfunction causing dry socket, and the anophthalmic patients' experience of phantom eye pain.

SUMMARY: Anophthalmic patients may experience pain and discomfort for a variety of reasons. The treating physician needs to recognize this as treatment options are distinctly different.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology
Volume25
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)455-60
Number of pages6
ISSN1040-8738
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

    Research areas

  • Eye Enucleation, Eye Evisceration, Eye Pain, Humans, Orbit, Orbital Diseases, Orbital Implants, Postoperative Complications

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