Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(1): 038-042
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1112230
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Endoscopic Management of Exophthalmos

Michael P. Platt1 , Ralph Metson1 , 2
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Publication Date:
10 February 2009 (online)

ABSTRACT

Endoscopic orbital decompression is a valuable technique for treatment of patients with proptosis, exposure keratopathy, or optic neuropathy from Graves' orbitopathy. Compared with traditional open approaches, the endoscopic technique provides enhanced visualization and avoids the morbidity of incisions within the facial skin, oral cavity, or conjunctiva. This article describes the authors' techniques for performing endoscopic orbital decompression.