|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
A Modified Kroenlein Approach for Orbital Decompression in Grave's Ophthalmopathy: Indications, Technique, Results
Fichter N., Schittkowski M., Vick H.-P., Guthoff R.
Purpose: In Grave's disease a discrepancy between volume increase of the orbital soft tissues and fixed volume of the orbital cavity leads to exophthalmos. The patients do not only feel cosmetically disfigured, they often complain about more or less painful retroorbital pressure sensation or show symptoms of corneal exposure because of a significant lid lag. To serve this problem, different orbital decompression techniques have been developed. This is to report about our results of orbital decompression by lateral approach.