Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eyeball: exenteration

Contributor(s): Keith Barnett, Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Removal of globe and all orbital contents.

Uses

Advantages

  • Only necessary where extensive infection and neoplasia.

Disadvantages

Requirements

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Guarded - dependent upon complete removal of diseased tissues to halt progression of initial disease process, without damage to surrounding tissues.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine Ophthalmology.In:Veterinary Ophthalmology.Ed: Gelatt K N. 3rd edn.


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