Lookup NU author(s): Eric Barnes,
Dr Alison Dickinson
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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.
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
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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