Eyelid switch flap technique for the management of congenital anophthalmos associated with contracted socket

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Nov-Dec;22(6):476-9. doi: 10.1097/01.iop.0000244971.05669.ce.


Congenital anophthalmos with contracted socket can occasionally present in the second or third decade for cosmetic correction of the deformity. Placement of ocular prosthesis is not possible due to reduced dimensions of the palpebral aperture and contracture of the bony socket. Horizontal widening of the palpebral aperture using an eyelid switch flap technique followed by placement of ocular prosthesis anterior to the hypoplastic orbit achieves good cosmetic correction of this deformity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anophthalmos / diagnosis
  • Anophthalmos / surgery*
  • Blepharoplasty / methods*
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Orbital Implants
  • Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation
  • Surgical Flaps*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed