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January 1984

Scleral Patch Graft for Exposed Episcleral Implants

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(1):114-115. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030098045

• A method of covering exposed noninfected episcleral implants after retinal detachment surgery using a graft of preserved sclera is described. Four of seven eyes have had the dehiscence covered for six months or more. In three eyes the dehiscence recurred. The procedure is simple and effective in eyes in which removal of the implant might cause redetachment of the retina.

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