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June 1972

A Modification of the Correction of EnophthalmosAssociation With Anophthalmos by Implantation of Connected Siliconized Rubber Beads

Author Affiliations

From the Oculo-Plastic Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(6):652-654. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020654008

A modification of the Smith technique calls for correcting enophthalmos by implanting connected siliconized rubber (Silastic) beads. This method is simple, accurate, and safe. Removal of the beads, if this becomes indicated, poses a simplified mechanical problem. Initial results in seven patients have been cosmetically encouraging.