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1.  Long-term surgical outcomes of porous polyethylene orbital implants: a review of 314 cases 
Purpose
This study reports on the long-term surgical outcomes after the insertion of porous Medpor orbital implants into anophthalmic sockets.
Methods
A retrospective chart review of 314 eyes from 314 patients who underwent evisceration, enucleation and secondary procedures using Medpor orbital implants was completed focusing on implant-associated complications and their corrective methods as surgical outcomes.
Results
The mean follow-up was 50 months (range 6–107 months). The most common complication was blepharoptosis (n=33, 10.5%). Other postoperative complications were exposure (n=14, 4.5%) and implant infection (n=3, 1%). The complications were successfully managed by surgical repair and/or conservative care.
Conclusion
Using Medpor resulted in similar surgical outcomes, in terms of the types and frequencies of complications, as other kinds of porous orbital implants.
doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2011-300132
PMCID: PMC3308469  PMID: 22096144
Anophthalmia; eye lids; implant complications; inflammation; lacrimal drainage; lacrimal gland; orbit; porous polyethylene (Medpor) orbital implant

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