Preliminary results using a flexible endoscope for orbital surgery


Conference Paper

A technique for visualizing the optic nerve, the short and long posterior ciliary arteries and nerves, the ophthalmic vein, and the rectus muscles using a flexible endoscope was developed in human cadavers. Previous reports of orbital endoscopy were limited to the use of a rigid endoscope. Potential applications for this new flexible endoscopic technique include the biopsy of orbital tumors, fenestration of the optic nerve sheath with mid-infrared lasers, photocoagulation of orbital tumors, and retrieval of foreign bodies or slipped muscles.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eaton, AMMD; Braunstein, REMD; Schubert, HDMD; Trokel, SLMD; Odel, JGMD; Behrens, MMMD

Published Date

  • December 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1644 /

Start / End Page

  • 287 - 292

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0819407909

Citation Source

  • Scopus