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Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb;33(1):5-9.

Enucleation versus evisceration.

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  • 1Royal North Shore Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia. brett.odonnell@island.net.au


The choice of enucleation and evisceration for removal of an eye remains controversial in certain circumstances. An international panel was asked to give their surgical management of two clinical cases that require either enucleation or evisceration. Case one follows multiple vitreoretinal procedures, and the risk of sympathetic ophthalmia is considered in the surgical management. Case two has had postoperative endophthalmitis, and the possibility of implant infection following insertion of an orbital implant with evisceration and enucleation is discussed.

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