Autogenous Dermis-Fat Orbital Implantation

Carmen Guberina, Albert Hornblass, Murray A. Meltzer, Virginia Soarez, Byron Smith

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We examined 52 consecutive patients who underwent autogenous dermis-fat implantation in anophthalmic sockets during the past five years. The results of the study show that 81% of the cases had no change in the volume of the graft during a mean follow-up period of 2½ years, ranging from a minimum of six months to a maximum of five years. The remaining 19% underwent graft resorption to a varying degree. We consider dermis-fat graft a procedure of choice in cases of extruded or migrated implants, an alternative to a synthetic allograft in primary enucleations, and a useful procedure in selected cases of enophthalmic and contracted socket.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1586-1590
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1983
Externally publishedYes


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