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February 1994

Drill Guide for Hydroxyapatite Implants

Author Affiliations

From the W. K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The authors have a patent for this device. The authors have a proprietary interest in the device.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(2):272-273. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090140148037

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A drill guide to facilitate the second stage drilling of hydroxyapatite orbital implants is presented. The drill guide is adaptable to various drill types. It is nontraumatic and provides excellent, one-handed fixation, eliminating the need for an assistant. It allows for consistent, straight drilling to a predetermined depth and, because it is encased, it protects the patient from injury. The drill guide has been used on 30 patients and is without untoward effects.