Full thickness eye wall resection in various species - An experimental approach in treatment of choroidal melanoma

Gholam A. Peyman, Alan J. Axelrod, Eric S. Ericson, Donald R. May, Morton F. Goldberg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A technique for resecting a sizeable portion of the posterior segment is described. The procedure, involves stabilization of the eyeball and fixation of the operative area with a ring shaped device (eyebasket). Full-thickness (sclera, choroid, and retina) resection was performed within the ring, and the resected area was replaced with a scleral homograft. No retinal detachments occurred, and there was no inflammatory reaction to the graft. Several cases were complicated by moderate vitreous hemorrhage, but in each case, the hemorrhage was resorbed within 6-8 weeks. Prophylactic photocoagulation four weeks prior to surgery (done on 10 of the rabbits) prevented the occurrence of vitreous hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalAlbrecht von Graefes Archiv für Klinische und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie
Volume186
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Full thickness eye wall resection in various species - An experimental approach in treatment of choroidal melanoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this