Orbital expansion for anophthalmia and micro-orbitism

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1977 Apr;59(4):486-91.


In severe cases of microphthalmos or anophthalmos, the bony orbital cavity is often too small to allow one to create a satisfactory socket for a prosthesis. An omnidirectional expansion of the orbit, by osteotomies done in a step-like fashion, allows the creation of a larger bony cavity and improves the symmetry of the face. The risks of the craniotomy and of the mobilization of the free bone pieces are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Anophthalmos / surgery*
  • Child
  • Facial Bones / abnormalities
  • Facial Bones / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Orbit / abnormalities
  • Orbit / surgery*
  • Risk
  • Surgery, Plastic / methods