Journal article

Temporary suture tarsorrhaphy at the time of orbital ball implantation

Lindsay A McGrath, Alan A McNab

GRAEFES ARCHIVE FOR CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: Conjunctival chemosis is a common, usually benign, complication of ocular and oculoplastic surgery. After enucleation, evisceration, or secondary ball implant, however, conjunctival edema can cause conformer extrusion, forniceal eversion, and shortening which may complicate the future fitting of a prosthesis. This longitudinal chart review aimed to estimate the efficacy of a temporary suture tarsorrhaphy to minimize postoperative edema and improve conformer retention. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 415 consecutive patients undergoing enucleation, evisceration, and secondary ball implantation between 1990 and 2016. Three-hundred twenty-eight patients had complete ..

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