Evisceration implant of proplast II a preliminary report

Louis J. Girard, Nestor F. Esnaola, Elsa Sagahon

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Abstract

An evisceration implant made from a highly porous inert, Teflon fluorocarbon. Proplast II, and the surgical technique of implantation is described. The implant was used in four eyes without complications. The implant and technique have many advantages: the ability to absorb antibiotics; the ability to prevent extrusion and infection; the fact that it is lightweight, black in color, and capable of preserving the cornea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-140
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

Keywords

  • Evisceration implant
  • Proplast II

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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