Reconstruction of the contracted ocular socket with free full-thickness mucosa graft

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2000 Apr;29(2):96-8.


Patients who have undergone enucleation of the eye can be treated with glass eye prostheses, provided retention is adequate. Inadequate retention due to contraction of the conjunctival mucosa is a common problem which frequently affects the lower fornix first. This can be corrected using a free full-thickness buccal mucosa graft. Indications, operative procedures and postoperative results are presented.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Conjunctiva / pathology
  • Conjunctiva / surgery*
  • Contracture / etiology
  • Contracture / surgery*
  • Eye Enucleation / adverse effects*
  • Eye, Artificial*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth Mucosa / transplantation*
  • Prosthesis Fitting
  • Treatment Outcome