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:: Eyes Out September 25, 2007

Posted by Minci 先生 in Medical School.

If I were to take the ‘ See One, Do One, Teach One’ wisdom to heart, I am awfully tempted to convince myself that I could take one’s eyeballs out after watching the enuclëation surgery today. ‘It’s quite easy’, I was told. Some time ago, people just give a spoon to mentally ill people and let them take their own eyes out.

Enuclëation is removal of the eye, leaving the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact. This type of ocular surgery is indicated for a number of different ocular tumors, in eyes that have suffered severe trauma, and in eyes that are blind and painful due to other disease.

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I could practically see the eyeball! In the video below, this surgery was done on an animal because of glaucoma (a condition of which the eye nerve is progressively damaged with a concurrent loss of visual field that may or may not be caused by a high pressure in the eye). The part being cut is whats called as the optic nerve. This is the nerve that is responsible to pass visual information to the brain for interpretation.



1. shutterspeaks - September 26, 2007

i don’t dare watch the video now ahahaha…. lps nih, kalau kau kata, “aku cungkil mata kau kang”, berjaga-jagalah org yg mendengarnya huuuuhuuu

2. tempe1543 - December 3, 2007

‘see one, do one, teach one’ is exactly how we ortho guys live!!!

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