FOR THE past five years, since April, 1948, I have advocated and employed a magnetic implant for improving the cosmetic appearance of enucleation patients. Preliminary reports have been given before the Section of Ophthalmology of the New York Academy of Medicine,1 and the XVI. International Congress of Ophthalmology.2 A statistical survey covering the use of 1,509 implants of this and other types has been presented before the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.3 I feel that after five years it is time for a definitive report on the use of the magnetic implant.
This implant was devised to combine the advantages of the completely covered spherical implant and the advantages of the uncovered motility implants while eliminating, at least to some extent, the disadvantages of both the other types in use. The spherical implant, as we all know, is highly satisfactory surgically; however, postoperatively, except for the
TROUTMAN RC. FIVE-YEAR SURVEY ON USE OF A MAGNETIC IMPLANT FOR IMPROVING COSMETIC RESULT OF ENUCLEATION. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(1):58-62. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050060006