Infraorbital nerve surgical decompression for chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia

Kristi Bailey, John Ng, Peter H. Hwang, Stanley M. Saulny, David E E Holck, Peter A D Rubin

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PURPOSE: To present three cases of chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia relieved by surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: We identified three cases of chronic hyperesthesia of the infraorbital nerve. Two cases were related to previous blunt orbital trauma, whereas the third was associated with a long-standing anophthalmic socket with numerous previous surgeries. In each case, patients had dramatic relief of infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia and pain after surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve can provide significant symptomatic improvement in patients with chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia secondary to nerve compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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