• Users Online: 196
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
 
CASE REPORT
Ahead of Print

Dermis-fat graft as treatment of early implant exposure in a postpenetrating keratoplasty patient with nontraumatic eyeball rupture


 Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Zoe Tzu-Yi Chen,
Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei City Hospital, 2F, No. 145, Zhengzhou Road, Datong District, Taipei City 103
Taiwan
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_143_18

Orbital implant exposure may be the most common complication after evisceration surgery with orbital implantation. Management of implant exposure is a vital issue for oculoplastic surgeons. We present the case of a patient with nontraumatic eyeball rupture receiving dermis-fat graft after early implant exposure. The present case with multiple penetrating keratoplasty history underwent emergent evisceration and silicon sphere implantation due to nontraumatic eyeball rupture with severe uvea prolapse. The surrounding corneal tissue of the rupture aperture was almost unidentified before the operation. Deep superior sulcus syndrome and orbital implant exposure developed 2 months after the operation; hence, orbital reconstruction and dermis-fat graft transplantation were performed. Orbital reconstruction and orbital implant exposure management are discussed in the content.


Print this article
Search
 Back
 
  Search Pubmed for
 
    -  Lu YL
    -  Chen ZT
    -  Tsai IL
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed99    
    PDF Downloaded4    

Recommend this journal