Orbit: Enucleation

Mehdi Tavakoli, Benjamin Erickson, Wendy Lee

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Abstract

Enucleation, which is defined as the whole globe removal, is a common and sometimes lifesaving procedure in ophthalmology. Enucleation is performed along with primary implant insertion in most cases to maintain the orbital volume and to improve cosmetic outcomes. A good surgical technique is essential to reduce the rate of socket and implant complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Ophthalmology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages421-423
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017

Keywords

  • Anophthalmic socket
  • Conformer
  • Enucleation
  • Hydroxyapatite implant
  • Intraocular tumor
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Optic nerve
  • Porous polyethylene implant
  • Prosthesis
  • Sympathetic ophthalmia
  • Tenon's space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Tavakoli, M., Erickson, B., & Lee, W. (2017). Orbit: Enucleation. In Operative Dictations in Ophthalmology (pp. 421-423). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45495-5_96