Pain control, relief key to outpatient enucleation surgery

Baltimore-Significant postoperative pain can occur after enucleation surgery. Multimodal anesthesia, combining oral agents and a local anesthetic, can provide superior pain relief, according to Shannath L. Merbs, MD, PhD, FACS, associate professor of ophthalmology and oncology, Wilmer Eye Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.