Retroscleral-Intraconal RTV Silicone Implants: An Alternative Technique for Volume Replacement Post-extruding Eviscerated Spherical Implants


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Abstract

Two patients with extruded implants postevisceration were assessed and managed with room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicone implants placed in the retroscleral-intraconal space. The technique described is an alternative and simple surgical method that provides utilization of the remaining sclera, anterior support for the implant, and adequate volume replacement. The postoperative follow-up is relatively short, and clinical and radiologic (CT scan) investigations support the efficacy of the procedure. To the best of our knowledge, such a surgical alternative has not been reported.

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