2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part I: Orbit
Chapter 8: The Anophthalmic Socket
Anophthalmic Socket Complications and Treatment
Spectacles with particular frame styles and tinted lenses can be used to help camouflage residual defects in reconstructed sockets, in addition to protecting the contralateral eye. Plus (convex) lenses or minus (concave) lenses may be placed in the glasses in front of the prosthesis to alter the apparent size of the prosthesis. Prisms in the glasses may be used to change the apparent vertical position of the prosthesis.
Figure 8-13 Lash ptosis of the right upper eyelid after enucleation.
(Courtesy of Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD.)
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.