an evisceration, the contents of the eye are removed, leaving the
sclera behind. The cornea may also be removed. Some ophthalmologists
contend that patients experience better motility after evisceration
than enucleation, but this issue is not settled. Evisceration is
contraindicated when an intraocular tumor is suspected.
many fragments of tissue are removed from the eye, the pathologist
has more difficulty in assessing pathologic changes.
ophthalmia has been reported following evisceration, but this complication