Evaluation of eyes enucleated for scleritis

Frederick T. Fraunfelder, Peter G. Watson

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Abstract

A series of 30 enucleated eyes, all of which had a primary histological diagnosis of scleritis, was analysed. The average age of patients at enucleation was 68 years; many of these patients had had the disease for more than 30 years. In 40 per cent the diagnosis of scleritis was unsuspected and was often masked by multiple complications. Scleritis with uveitis and glaucoma was the most common combination to come to enucleation. In 82 per cent, pain was the reason for enucleation, which suggests that some patients were on inadequate levels of steroid treatment or were unable to tolerate them. In the series, 37 per cent of the eyes perforated. Perforation occurred in those patients who were having steroids but not in those who were not, but the data are inconclusive as to which method of steroid administration was most likely to cause ocular perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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