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Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Mar;139(3):559-61.

"Finger-tip" cryoprobe assisted enucleation.

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New York Eye Cancer Center, New York City 10021, USA. pfinger@eyecancer.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the use of a new cryotherapy probe to induce proptosis during enucleation surgery.

DESIGN:

Interventional case report.

METHODS:

Two patients with uveal melanoma and secondary glaucoma were treated by enucleation. A large surface area (70 mm(2)), spatulated, end-freezing cryotherapy probe ("Finger-tip" probes, MIRA, Inc.) was used to induce proptosis during optic nerve transsection.

RESULTS:

This new probe offers homogeneous freezing over a relatively large surface area. This new cryoprobe was used to create a large cryo-adhesion on the cornea, for an excellent purchase of the eye during enucleation surgery. Using this adhesion, the eye was lifted, enabling transsection of the optic nerve.

CONCLUSIONS:

This report includes photographs of the cryoprobe, the corneal cryo-adhesion, and describes its use for traction during enucleation surgery.

PMID:
15767079
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajo.2004.09.015
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