A modified tissue expander for socket enlargement in clinical anophthalmos

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991;7(1):41-7. doi: 10.1097/00002341-199103000-00005.


Early and rapid expansion of the tiny socket is desirable in clinical anophthalmos. This paper reports three cases utilizing an expandable conformer made of silicone. Socket enlargement adequate for fitting of a satisfactory cosmetic prosthesis was attained rapidly in each case. The design of the conformer allows the greatest expansion toward the fornices.

MeSH terms

  • Anophthalmos / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Silicones*
  • Tissue Expansion / instrumentation
  • Tissue Expansion / methods*
  • Tissue Expansion Devices*


  • Silicones