Hydroxyapatite orbital implants. Experience with 100 cases.
Aust N Z J Ophthalmol | Published : 1995
BACKGROUND: The hydroxyapatite (HA) intraorbital implant is a relatively new implant made from the porous skeleton of a coral species which allows fibrovascular ingrowth and therefore tissue integration. After fibrovascular ingrowth, a hole can be drilled in the implant and a motility peg inserted to increase movements of the prosthesis by coupling the implant to the prosthesis. METHOD: The records of the first 100 cases of HA intraorbital implants inserted by the one surgeon were analysed for complications, pain and nausea postoperatively, length of hospital stay, and further surgical procedures required. A series of acrylic implants inserted by the same surgeon was used for comparison. RES..View full abstract