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J.J. Cherry, Y. Brierly, P. Dolman; A Comparison of the Complications Associated with Porous Polyethylene, Hydroxyapatite and Glass Sphere Orbital Implants . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):2219.
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Purpose: To compare the different complications associated with porous polyethylene, hydroxyapatite and glass sphere orbital implants. Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted on a series of 89 consecutive patients who underwent either enucleation or evisceration with orbital implant placement, or secondary orbital implant placement. Surgeries were performed by a single oculoplastic surgeon (P.J.D.) from October 1992 to November 2001. Results: Exposure was associated only with the porous implants (porous polyethylene and hydroxyapatite). No significant difference in exposure rates was observed between the porous implants. Extrusion was associated only with glass sphere implants. No significant difference in other complications was observed between the three implants. Conclusion: A variety of complications were observed with porous polyethylene, hydroxyapatite and glass sphere orbital implants. The complication of exposure was seen only with the porous implants, while the complication of extrusion was seen only with the glass sphere implants.
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