Orbit: Enucleation

Mehdi Tavakoli, Benjamin Erickson, Wendy W. Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017


  • 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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