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104. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft e. V. (DOG)

21. - 24.09.2006, Berlin

Enucleation with unwrapped porous polyethylene (Medpor) orbital implants: a 6-year experience

Meeting Abstract

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  • M. Falež - Department of Ophthalmology, Maribor Teaching Hospital
  • L. Vrhovec - Department of Ophthalmology, Maribor Teaching Hospital
  • A. Beharic - Department of Ophthalmology, Maribor Teaching Hospital
  • D. Pahor - Department of Ophthalmology, Maribor Teaching Hospital

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e.V.. 104. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft (DOG). Berlin, 21.-24.09.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06dogP247

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Veröffentlicht: 18. September 2006

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Gliederung

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Objective

To examine the incidence of orbital complications in patients who underwent primary placement of a porous polyethylene implant (Medpor) after enucleation.

Methods

Retrospective analysis of a series of 38 patients who received unwreapped porous spherical implant with direct suturing of rectus muscles on the implant in the last six years.

Results

The mean age at the time of enucleation was 51,3 years (range 19 to 77 years). Mean follow-up duration in this study was 31,8 months (4 – 64 months). During this period there was no case of orbital celullitis, implant extrusion or significant inflamatory response. In one patient (2,6%) surgical revision was necessary eighteen months after enucleation, because of small exposition of implant after change of ocular prosthesis.

Conclusions

The unwrapped porous polyethylene orbital implants (Medpor) appear to be well tolerated by all age groups with no major complication in primary implantation after enucleation.