Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Intraorbital prostheses

Contributor(s): Graham Munroe


  • Used to improve the cosmetic outcome after enucleation   Eyeball: enucleation - transconjunctival  .
  • Shouldnotbe used following exenteration   Eyeball: exenteration  .
  • Without an orbital implant the skin over an enucleated socket gradually becomes concave   →   owner dissatisfaction with the results of enucleation.
  • Many different implants are available, but basically they consist of:
    Eithersilicone, methyl methacrylate or lucite spheres,
    Ormeshes fabricated by bridging the orbital rim with non-absorbable monofilament suture using a grid or wheel-spoke pattern.
  • The failure rate is less than 10%.


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