DEC 01, 2008
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that combined anterior/posterior segment reconstruction is able to arrest eye shrinkage and improve the light perception vision in an eye that was condemned to enucleation.
MATERIAL and METHODS: Comprehensive globe reconstruction.
RESULTS: Surgery included the following maneuvers: iris/pupil reconstruction, ciliary body debulking, cyclodialysis suturing, subretinal proliferation removal, and endolaser and silicone oil implantation. More than one year after surgery, the vision is 20/60 and the phthisis is stopped.
CONCLUSIONS: Modern vitreoretinal surgery allows the restoration of vision in eyes that would otherwise be removed.