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November 1978

Postenucleation Orbital Implant Extrusion

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson (Dr Dryden), and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas, Lawrence (Dr Leibsohn).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(11):2064-2065. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060452012

• A new idea helps to explain postenucleation orbital implant extrusion. Implant extrusion is related to wound dehiscence followed by conjunctival epithelial downgrowth. A prospective clinical study with pathological data are used to support this concept. A procedure for repair of this problem is described.