Porous orbital implant infection is rare. The diagnosis may be delayed as the initial symptoms and signs are not always indicative of implant infection. It is often only with time, a persistence of symptoms and signs, and additional symptoms and signs that implant infection is suspected.
The authors report a 16-month-old boy after enucleation with an aluminum oxide implant with persistent conjunctival inflammation, discharge, and recurrent pyogenic granuloma indicative of an orbital implant infection.
*University of Ottawa Eye Institute and the †Department of Ophthalmology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Accepted for publication July 11, 2005.
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