Clinical Outcomes Following Simultaneous Orbital Implant Insertion Operation and Dermo-Fat Graft for Anophthalmos Patients

Published on Feb 1, 2015in Journal of The Korean Ophthalmological Society
· DOI :10.3341/JKOS.2015.56.2.155
Jae Yeong Park2
Estimated H-index: 2
(PNU: Pusan National University),
Hee Young Choi12
Estimated H-index: 12
(PNU: Pusan National University)
Purpose: To investigate the clinical results of patients who have undergone simultaneous dermo-fat graft and insertion of orbital implants in patients who are unable to put on an ocular prosthesis due to severe conjunctival sac contracture or large orbital implant exposure. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed of patients who underwent dermo-fat graft simultaneously with orbital implant insertion for replacement of the conjunctival sac from 2007 to 2012. Eight eyes were enrolled in this study and all patients were followed up for phthisis bulbi or implant exposure. Results: Among the eight eyes, five eyes (62.5%) that were diagnosed with orbital implant exposure underwent orbital implant exchange and dermo-fat graft, and two eyes (25%) were anophthalmic enophthalmic patients and underwent secondary orbital implant insertion and dermo-fat graft. One patient (12.5%) underwent orbital implant insertion and dermo-fat graft simultaneously during the evisceration operation. We followed the progress for 46.3 months. For seven out of eight eyes, the results of the wound healing process were successful. One patient underwent removal and reinsertion of the orbital implant with dermo-fat graft, and the wound in this case healed well. However, after five months, dermo-fat re-graft was performed for orbital implant re-exposure and it was not exposed thereafter. Overall cosmetic appearance was satisfactory in each patient, and all patients were able to comfortably retain a prosthesis. Conclusions: We found that undergoing dermo-fat graft simultaneously when performing orbital implant insertion is effective for replacement of the conjunctival sac and orbital volume. J Korean Ophthalmol Soc 2015;56(2):155-161
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