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Secondary orbital implants after evisceration: A new conjunctiva-sparing technique

Lookup NU author(s): Eric Barnes, Dr Alison Dickinson

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe a new conjunctiva-sparing technique for secondary orbital implantation after evisceration. Methods: Two patients with conjunctival cicatrization and a volume-deficient anophthalmic socket had implantation of an intraconal biointegratable implant. This was placed through a lateral canthal approach, after temporary disinsertion of the lateral rectus, thereby avoiding further injury to the conjunctiva. Results: A good surgical outcome was achieved in both patients. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications, and both have remained stable for nearly 2 years. Conclusions: Secondary intraconal implantation through the lateral canthal approach is safe and effective and suitable for patients in whom it is desirable to avoid a conjunctival incision.


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Author(s): Hart RH, Barnes E, Dickinson AJ

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Meeting of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society

Year of Conference: 2005

Pages: 129-132

ISSN: 0740-9303

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.IOP.0000152548.42995.F0

DOI: 10.1097/01.IOP.0000152548.42995.F0

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 15372677


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