In making an artificial eye socket, care should be taken to deepen the superior and inferior conjunctiva fornixes so that the artificial eye is firmly supported when it is worn inside the socket. However, it is not easy to maintain the depths of the superior and inferior conjunctiva fornixes, because they gradually grow shallow as scar contracture develops postoperatively.
1Prevention of the transformation is essential to secure the stability of the artificial eye. We developed an original device that is useful to achieve this purpose.
- Mavrikakis I.
- Malhotra R.
- Shelley M.J.
- Sneddon K.J.
Surgical management of the severely contracted socket following reconstruction.
Orbit. 2006; 25: 215-219
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- Surgical management of the severely contracted socket following reconstruction.Orbit. 2006; 25: 215-219
- Exenteration of the orbit in selected cases of severe orbital contracture.Ophthalmology. 1983; 90: 236-238
Published online: July 12, 2012
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