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January 2001

Enucleation and Retinoblastoma: To What Lengths Must We Go?

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(1):144-145. doi:

In a recent issue of the ARCHIVES, Dr Coats and collaborators published a mock enucleation model that brought objective data to the surgical technique of enucleation.1 Their research was founded on the principles that enucleation remains an important treatment in selected cases of retinoblastoma and that resecting a long optic nerve specimen at enucleation influences clinical outcome. Although the authors appropriately critiqued their study's methodology, they evaded the question of its contemporary clinical relevance.

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