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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070


CARRAZANA PEREZ, Yoandre Michel et al. Atypical anophthalmic cavities observed in patients seen at "Ramón Pando Ferrer" Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.2, pp.180-188. ISSN 0864-2176.

Objective: to describe the behavior of atypical anophthalmic cavities. Methods: aprospective and descriptive study was conducted in patients with atypical anophthalmic cavities seen in the ocular plastic surgery service from January 2009 to July 2010. The analyzed variables were sex, age, cavity abnormalities, and surgical treatment. Results: of all patients seen, 57 % were males and 43 % were 30 to 49 years-old. In this group, 90,2 % had conjunctival anomalies, being the inferior fornix retraction the most significant with 33.8 %. Among the surgical techniques used, the conjunctival reinsertion of the fornix was the most performed in 38% of cases. Conclusions: the highest number of patients was males and the predominant age group was 30-49 years; conjunctival alterations were predominant, mainly the inferior fornix retraction. The most used technique was the reintegration of the conjunctiva.

Keywords : atypical anophthalmic cavities; fornix; conjunctival reintegration.

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