Tag: painful blind eye

Can eye explode as a result of glaucoma?

In EnglishYes, it can.

Eye basically exploded 2 days ago. And the patient came with painful blind eye and almost absent cornea and contents out. Patient lost his old file number, but we managed to get the history of timolol prescription last year. Which he didn’t use of course – the drops costed $3 and he only had glaucoma. It’s not painful to have glaucoma, so some prefer to live and leave it. Until the eye explodes sometimes.
So he presented with contents out, absent cornea and moderate pain. The management here is controversial regarding which type of amputation to perform (and I am open for private discussions). But in absence of strong tumor suspicion both evisceration and enucleation are valid options.

Glaucoma eye explosion

Glaucoma led to eye explosion