Orbital exenteration: surgery, treatment outcome and rehabilitation

Tiffany LM Yeung, ST Mak, Kenneth KW Li


We report on three patients who underwent orbital exenteration from June 2011 to June 2016 at United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong. We aimed to illustrate the surgical techniques of orbital exenteration, the treatment and the rehabilitation. Healing by primary granulation and epithelialization has the advantage of avoiding tumor or disease recurrence being masked. Ocular prosthesis was provided to achieve good cosmetic outcome. In conclusion, orbital exenteration is a major surgery indicated in non-salvagable ocular disease. In good hands, surgery can provide good anatomic and cosmetic outcome.

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