Prosthetic treatment of severe microphthalmos in infancy

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1986 Jan-Feb;23(1):22-4. doi: 10.3928/0191-3913-19860101-06.


Four infants with blind, severely microphthalmic eyes have been treated with cosmetic scleral shells. Through periodic refitting, this method has permitted the development of symmetrical ocular appearance without the need for surgery. We recommend that this treatment be initiated in early infancy in appropriate patients.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Eye, Artificial*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Microphthalmos / surgery*