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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 226-229

Four petals evisceration for atrophia bulbi

Department of Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Molham A Elbakary
Department of Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Postal No. 31527, Tanta
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.150645

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Purpose: To study the use of four petals evisceration in atrophia bulbi to allow insertion of large orbital implant. Materials and Methods: An interventional case series. All cases were atrophia bulbi. The axial lengths (AL) of atrophic and contralateral normal eye were measured. It was planned to use implant 3 mm smaller than AL of the contralateral normal eye. Four petals evisceration was used in all cases. Results: Twenty cases were included. The mean age was 27.08 ΁ 16.07 years. The mean axial length (AL) of atrophic eyes was 16.97 ΁ 1.42 mm. In 75% of cases, the planned implant was inserted. In all cases, the implant diameter was larger than AL of atrophic eye by a mean of 2.57 ΁ 0.64 mm. The AL of atrophic eye did not affect the implant size. The mean follow-up period was 22.4 ΁ 10.1 months. Implant exposure was not recorded in any case. Volume deficiency was recorded in 2 cases (10%). Conclusions: Four petals evisceration facilitated the use of suitable sized implant in atrophia bulbi with minimal complications.

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