The use of mersilene mesh for wrapping of hydroxyapatite orbital implants: mid-term result.
To report the results of Mersilene mesh wrapped hydroxyapatite orbital implantation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Records of 63 patients operated between April 2002 and March 2006 were retrospectively reviewed. Parameters studied included sex, cause of enucleation, length of follow-up after operation, implant exposure, secondary implantation, and surgeon experience. Student's t-test and χ(2) were used for comparison group having implant exposure and those without implant exposure.
The rate of exposure with use of Mersilene mesh was found to be 4.7%. Gender and cause of enucleation did not influence incidence of implant exposure in this study. The surgeon related factor, reported in terms of oculoplasty surgeon and non-oculoplasty surgeon, was a statistically significant factors that affected implant exposure.
Mersilene showed favorable results in wrapping of hydroxyapatite orbital implants.
Department of ophthalmology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
SourceOrbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 31:3 2012 Jun pg 155-8
Aged, 80 and over
Coated Materials, Biocompatible
Surgical Wound Dehiscence
Pub Type(s)Journal Article