Two cases of socket repair after removal of cuff-link-shaped orbital implant Hitoshi Murakami 1 , Kosuke Sato 1 , Takafumi Hosokawa 2 , Shinichiro Kawai 1 , Masahiko Sakurai 1 , Katsuhito Kawai 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol,Saitama Med Center,Saitama Med Sch 2Towada Eye Clinic pp.945-949
Published Date 2003/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410101274
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Abstract. Two patients,aged 63 and 65 years each,suffered unilateral eye injury during childhood. They received evisceration of eyeglobe and insertion of orbital implant shaped like a cuff link about 50 years before. They came to us with the complaint that the prosthesis frequently became displaced or prolapsed. After removal of orbital implant and the remaining portion of the sclera,a new orbital implant,made of bioceramic material,was inserted. The eye socket was reconstructed using the removed scleral tissue. The orbital implant has remained stable with no infection or rejection during two years after surgery. The four rectus muscles sutured to the sclera have shown good motility coordinating with the intact fellow eye.

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