A controlled trial of regional sympatholysis in the treatment of photo-oculodynia syndrome.

@article{Fine1995ACT,
  title={A controlled trial of regional sympatholysis in the treatment of photo-oculodynia syndrome.},
  author={Perry G. Fine and Kathleen B. Digre},
  journal={Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={90-4}
}
INTRODUCTION The mechanism(s) underlying the eye pain syndrome characterized by photo-oculodynia and decreased tears (herein referred to as PODS) is unknown. Postulating a sympathetically maintained pain mechanism, cervical sympathetic ganglion blocks (CSB) were performed in an open-label trial in two patients as a pilot test of our hypothesis. Because these patients experienced clinically dramatic reductions in signs and symptoms, a double-masked controlled trial was initiated. METHODS With… CONTINUE READING
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