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M.T. Hamilton, D.E. Holck, J.D. Ng, J. Wettlaufer-Jumper, S. DeMartelaere, J.A. Foster, S.M. Blaydon, B. Gardner; Hydrogel Orbital Implants Stimulate Greater Bony Orbital Development than Dermis Fat Grafting in the Pediatric Porcine Anophthalmic Socket . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):2226.
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Purpose: To compare hydrogel autoexpansile orbital implants to dermis fat grafting in the treatment of the pediatric porcine anophthalmic socket. Methods: Ten neonatal porcine subjects underwent unilateral enucleation within the first week of life. Five received dermis fat grafting and 5 received hydrogel orbital implants. At 2-month intervals to 8 months, all subjects underwent orbital CT scanning and conformer fitting. Results: At each 2-month interval, the hydrogel autoexpansile implants demonstrated greater bony orbital development than did the dermis fat grafting. Conclusions: Hydrogel autoexpansile orbital implants provide safe and reliable stimulation for bony orbital development in the pediatric porcine anophthalmic socket.
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