• A wide variety of materials have been used for reconstruction around the eyelids and orbit, including alloplastic materials, such as polyfilament surgical suture (Supramid), silicone, and Teflon, that have a tendency toward early infection or late extrusion. Preserved homografts, such as sclera or fascia lata, are unlikely to extrude but have variable absorption rates. Autografts have proved over the years to be the best, most reliable, and least reactive material for reconstruction. Our use of temporal fascia and muscule grafts has been quite successful.
Neuhaus RW, Shorr N. Use of Temporal Fascia and Muscle as an Autograft. Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(2):262-264. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010264017