Anophthalmia results when an eye is surgically removed for medical reasons.
Microphthalmia develops when an eye shrinks after severe infection or injury, also known as phthisis.
Although rare, both conditions may be congenital as part of a developmental anomaly.
Patient with the right eye removed
Patients who have anophthalmia and microphthalmia may suffer socket-(and ocular prosthesis) related problems – collectively known as Post Enucleation Socket Syndrome (PESS):
Depending on specific symptoms, the following treatment may be prescribed:
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