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November 1954


Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmic Section and the Plastic Artificial Eye and Restorations Clinic of the Veterans Administration Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(5):763-768. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050769012

INCREASING dissatisfaction with the results obtained after enucleation and the insertion of a glass or plastic sphere implant led to efforts to improve these results by changing the character of the implant and making associated changes in the artificial eye. This work was possible only because our Plastic Artificial Eye and Restorations Clinic had the facilities for such work, and the personnel members had the necessary knowledge and experience not only to follow suggestions closely but to suggest valuable changes themselves.

The totally buried type of implant offers the best results because of the absence of discharge and the slight tendency to dehiscence and extrusion. During 1948 eight different types of buried implants were developed and inserted clinically. The final model developed was similar in size and shape to that to be described in this paper. With this, there was excellent mobility of the implant itself and no tendency to

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