Equis ISSN 2398-2977
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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