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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 28 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4404
  1. David Lockington,
  2. Paul Cauchi,
  3. Ewan Kemp, Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  1. davidlockington{at}

Removal of an eye—whether by evisceration, enucleation, or exenteration—can have a devastating impact on a patient’s life and social confidence. These procedures are often performed at the end of a chronic disease process, such as removing a shrunken (phthisical), painful, blind eye, or to address pathology, such as ocular malignancy, so patients are relatively accepting of this surgical decision. In order to facilitate rehabilitation, an appropriate conformer …

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