To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the porous polyethylene multipurpose conical orbital implant for use in evisceration.
A retrospective review of 31 eyes that underwent evisceration and received the multipurpose conical orbital implant. The orbits were evaluated at 1 week, 1 month, and 6 months after final prosthetic fitting for implant exposure, superior sulcus deformity, and prosthetic motility.
There were no cases of extrusion, migration, or infection. All patients had a good cosmetic result after final prosthetic fitting. Prosthetic motility was good in all patients. Exposure developed in one eye (3%) and a superior sulcus deformity developed in one eye (3%).
Placement of an multipurpose conical orbital implant in conjunction with evisceration is a safe and effective treatment for blind painful eye that achieves good motility and a good cosmetic result.