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Eye: intraocular prosthesis

Introduction

  • An intraocular prosthesis is a sphere, usually silicone, that is implanted inside the eviscerated corneoscleral shell   Eye: intraocular prosthesis  .
  • It is indicated as an alternative to enucleation   Eyeball: enucleation - transconjunctival  where cosmetic appearance is important.
  • Intact ocular tissues are required for this technique to be useful.

Uses

Advantages

  • Better cosmetic appearance than enucleation.

Disadvantages

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Guarded.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Hamor R E et al (1992) Ocular Cosmetic and Prosthetic Devices. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract 8 (3), 637-654 PubMed.


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