February 1972
Volume 11, Issue 2
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Full-Thickness Eye Wall Resection: An Experimental Approach for Treatment of Choroidal Melanoma
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • GHOLAM A. PEYMAN
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, Ill.
  • N. A. DODICH
    Department of Anatomy, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Reprint requests to: Dr. Peyman, Department of Ophthalmology, 1855 West Taylor Street, Chicago, 111. 60612. 
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science February 1972, Vol.11, 115-121. doi:
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      GHOLAM A. PEYMAN, N. A. DODICH; Full-Thickness Eye Wall Resection: An Experimental Approach for Treatment of Choroidal Melanoma . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1972;11(2):115-121.

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Abstract

To overcome the problems of surgical treatment of tumors of the posterior segment, we have developed a ring-shaped instrument. This is sutured to the sclera or the area where resection should be performed. Besides stabilizing the operative area, the two side arms of the instrument prevent collapse of the eyeball. The full-thickness eye wall resection is performed with the cutting needle of the cautery. The resected area is replaced with a silicon-coated dacron patch which is glued to the sclera by a-cyanoacrylate. The experimental work was done on rabbits. The encouraging preliminary results of this study are reported.

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