Monday, August 6, 2012

Phthisis Bulbi

Phthisis bulbi refers to an atrophic, disorganized globe with calcifications. It is an end-stage ocular condition that can be a sequela of ocular inflammation, trauma, radiation, infection, and retinal detachment. The effected eye is non-functioning. 

The above images demonstrate a shrunken, calcified left globe in a patient with confirmed phthisis bulbi. The patient has had scleral banding on the right.


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