Revista Cubana de Oftalmología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3070
ROJAS RONDON, Irene et al. Evisceration of the giant anterior scleral staphyloma. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2010, vol.23, suppl.1, pp. 641-648. ISSN 1561-3070.
Evisceration is the surgical technique selected for the treatment of many serious ocular illnesses such as endophthalmitis, painful blind eye due to chronic trauma, absolute glaucoma, chronic retinal detachment, chronic uveitis, pthisis bulbi, buphthalmos and for aesthetic reasons. A 21 years-old patient went to the doctor's office to request some assistance to improve her facial look. On ocular exam, increased volume located in the upper area of the eyeball from hour 9 to hour 3 of the right eye was observed; also scleral thinning with extensive areas of exposed choroid, corneal leukoma occupying the visual axis and 30° exotropia x Hirshberg, as ocular trauma sequel. The diagnosis was anterior scleral staphyloma with risk of scleral perforation in the right eye. Evisceration was the surgical procedure of choice in this type of disorder. An orbital implant was placed, without further complications. Immediately after the surgery, a conformator was placed in the cavity and after one month, an ocular prosthesis was added. In this way, the facial esthetics improved together with an appropriate rehabilitation that contributed to the quality of life of our patient.
Palabras llave : anterior staphyloma; evisceration; ocular prosthesis.