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International Ophthalmology

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 323–324 | Cite as

Effective temporary analgesia for severe painful blind eye

  • A. Schalenbourg
  • C. Hemmerdinger
  • M. RanaEmail author
  • G. S. Khurshid
  • B. Damato
Letter to the Editor

Abstract

There are various methods of providing pain relief for painful blind eyes. We wish to recommend this effective method of providing temporary analgesia in patients suffering from a severe painful blind eye before undergoing enucleation.

Keywords

Analgesia Chirocaine Enucleation Levobupivacaine Retrobulbar 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schalenbourg
    • 1
  • C. Hemmerdinger
    • 1
  • M. Rana
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. S. Khurshid
    • 1
  • B. Damato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ocular OncologyRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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