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December 1974

Donor Sclera in Enucleation Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (Scheie Eye Institute), Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, and Rolling Hill Hospital, Elkins Park, Pa.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(6):494-495. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010508009

An enucleation technique utilizes a piece of donor sclera placed anterior to the implant. Results are satisfactory with good cosmesis and occurrence of minimal, if any, discharge. It is felt that the likelihood of extrusion occurring is minimized, since the graft serves as a reinforcing agent.