Emerging Trends in Socket Reconstruction

  • Kasturi Bhattacharjee
  • Andrea Tongbram
Part of the Current Practices in Ophthalmology book series (CUPROP)


Loss of an eye is a devastating event in an individual’s life. It is of utmost importance to rehabilitate these patients with a proper fitting artificial prosthetic eye. The field of socket surgery has evolved over the last decade with better surgical techniques now available for these patients. The required procedure depends on the grade of socket contracture, and the aim of this chapter is to elucidate in brief the various techniques available for the same.


Anophthalmic socket Contracted socket Socket reconstruction Dermis fat graft 





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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kasturi Bhattacharjee
    • 1
  • Andrea Tongbram
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmic Plastic SurgerySri Sankaradeva NethralayaGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of OrbitOculoplasty and Reconstructive Services, Sankara NethralayaChennaiIndia

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