Oedipism in West Texas: A case series


We report two cases of bilateral attempted self-enucleation with severe sequalae following the traumatic events. Case 1 involves an incarcerated schizophrenic patient who presented multiple times following failed enucleation attempts before finally succeeding with bilateral enucleation. Case 2 is an acutely psychotic individual who successfully enucleated their left eye with attempted removal of the right eye. They developed a massive ischemic stroke immediately following the traumatic event. We also discuss other complications, management, and prevention.


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Clarke, C., & Truong, T. (2020). Oedipism in West Texas: A case series. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 8(36), 78-80. https://doi.org/10.12746/swrccc.v8i36.733