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Enucleation

  • Shadi Alikhani Davis
  • Charles B. SlonimEmail author
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Abstract

Enucleation is a procedure that is typically performed for removal of a blind, painful eye or in cases of ocular malignancy, or severe trauma. Surgeon’s goal is to remove appropriate amount of optic nerve tissue if an intraocular tumor is present, and create a socket that would accommodate a suitable prosthesis.

Keywords

Enucleation Prosthesis Extrusion Contracted socket Sizing sphere Non-porous implant Methylmethacrylate Silicone Porous implant Hydroxyapatite Porous polyethylene Bioceramic Motility peg Motility coupling post 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyJames A. Haley Veterans Administration HospitalTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineTampaUSA
  4. 4.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Florida School of MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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