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The debate between evisceration and enucleation is well documented in literature. Minimal orbital dissection required in evisceration has made it a more preferable choice except for certain absolute indications for enucleation. Cosmetic appearance, motility, implant exposure and extrusion are the most frequently discussed complications between these two procedures. In a recent study by Jung et al,1 the fornix contraction was noted in 13.9% cases of enucleation (with unwrapped porous polyethylene) versus 3% cases of evisceration (with porous polyethylene placed …
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