Phthisis bulbi

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Phthisis bulbi
Phthisis bulbi, right eye.jpg
Phthisis bulbi of the right eye due to complication of eye surgery
Classification and external resources
Specialty ophthalmology
ICD-10 H44.5
ICD-9-CM 360.41

Phthisis bulbi is a shrunken,[1] non-functional eye. It may result from severe eye disease, inflammation,[2] injury, or it may represent a complication of eye surgery.[3] Treatment options include insertion of a prosthesis, which may be preceded by enucleation of the eye.[4][5]


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  2. ^ Hui, JI (September 2010). "Outcomes of orbital implants after evisceration and enucleation in patients with endophthalmitis.". Current opinion in ophthalmology. 21 (5): 375–9. PMID 20489621. doi:10.1097/ICU.0b013e32833b7a56. 
  3. ^ Apple, DJ; Jones, GR; Reidy, JJ; Loftfield, K (Sep–Oct 1985). "Ocular perforation and phthisis bulbi secondary to strabismus surgery.". Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. 22 (5): 184–7. PMID 4045647. 
  4. ^ Cote, RE; Haddad, SE (1990). "Fitting a prosthesis over phthisis bulbi or discolored blind eyes.". Advances in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 8: 136–45. PMID 2248703. 
  5. ^ Soares, IP; França, VP (May 2010). "Evisceration and enucleation.". Seminars in ophthalmology. 25 (3): 94–7. PMID 20590419. doi:10.3109/08820538.2010.488575.