Attempted autoenucleation

R. S. Wolff, M. M. Wright, A. W. Walsh

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PURPOSE: A 24-year-old man had visual acuity of no light perception in the left eye after attempted autoenucleation. METHODS: An urgent lateral canthotomy was performed, followed by treatment with high-dose intravenous corticosteroids. RESULTS: Visual acuity improved to L.E.: 20/30. Visual field testing disclosed recovery of the central visual field with persistent arcuate visual field defects. CONCLUSION: Visual acuity of no light perception after attempted autoenucleation does not preclude the return of good visual acuity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-728
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1996

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Funding Information:
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota. Supported by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, inc., New York, New York.


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