Geriateric Ophthalmology Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Introduction: Removing eyes has different indications. We surveyed the causes and results of eye removal surgery in Yazd, Iran.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the profile of 102 patients who had underwent eye removal surgery for any reason in the Shahid Sadoughi hospital during the last 10 years. The demographic characteristics, causes of enucleation, the interval between an accident and an eye surgery, and postoperative complications were analyzed.
Results: In 102 patients (males, 68.6% and females, 31.4%) most cases were laborers (21.6%).The two most common causes of eye enucleation were trauma (60.9%) and painful blind eye (15.7%). Trauma was the most frequent cause in the age group of ≤20 years old (78.9%) (P-value< 0.001). In 30.4% of the cases, our management was Sympathetic ophthalmia prevention.
Conclusion: The first cause of eye removal surgery in our study was trauma, especially in the young men. To reduce the rate of this surgery, protective proceeding, early diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases will be useful.