3,4) Orbital implant
exposure remains a significant cause of morbidity in patients undergoing enucleation and evisceration.
Left globe enucleation and hydroxyapatite orbital implant
implantation was performed on Febuary 7, 2013.
Once the orbital soft tissues are repositioned, an orbital implant
or mesh is placed to completely cover the orbital bony defect, and prevent any malpositioning of the soft tissue and to restore the native bony orbital anatomic volume.
Olivia already had an orbital implant
(plastic eyeball) fitted and so the priority was to have an ocularist create an artificial eye -- like a large contact lens -- to sit on the eyeball, and then for the eyes to move together as naturally as possible.
The functions of an orbital implant
are--to seal off the antral cavity from the orbit, to provide a physiologically acceptable and physically inert smooth surface, which will not form adhesions to restore the contour and dimensions of the orbit and to provide some indirect support for the globe.
One orbital implant
(25 %) was larger then needed, determining exoftalmia.
Patients who have had placement of an orbital prosthesis called a hollow silicone orbital implant
should not be exposed to changing ambient pressures.
Porous polyethylene orbital implant
in the pediatric population.
The prototypes of the orbital implant
were sterilized by Pasteurization technique and subsequently exposed to 25 MRad aray radiation of [Co.
To offset the overall increase in orbital volume, which had led to the enophthalmos, an orbital implant
was fashioned from 1-mm silicone sheeting (Invotec International; Jacksonville, Fla.