An Autogenous Kinetic Dermis-Fat Orbital Implant: An Updated Technique

Byron Smith, Stephen L. Bosniak, Richard D. Lisman

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Autogenous grafts of dermis and fat may be used as orbital implants, and during the last four years 46 of these have been performed. The results have been impressive, the complications infrequent and minor. This technique conserves conjunctiva, preserves the fornices, and supplies additional orbital volume, with little chance of extrusion or atrophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1067-1071
Number of pages5
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • dermis-fat graft
  • enucleation
  • implant extrusion
  • orbital implant
  • socket reconstruction
  • sulcus deformity

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