Brailey's operation

Brailey's operation

An obsolete treatment for recalcitrant ocular pain described by English ophthalmologist William Arthur Brailey (1845–1915), which consisted of crushing or otherwise damaging the supratrochlear nerve. Recalcitrant ocular pain commonly responds to a retrobulbar block with 80–90% ethyl alcohol, which provides relief for 3 to 6 months.
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