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November 1978

Postenucleation Orbital Implant Extrusion

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.