What is evisceration and when is it performed?

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Evisceration is the removal of all ocular tissue, leaving only the sclera (the outer wall) intact. The cavity can then be filled with material to simulate the eye and a prosthesis fitted to the surface so that it has the same appearance as the other eye. Evisceration can be performed in many cases, except in tumours or when the sclera is severely damaged.

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