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Infected Aluminum Oxide Orbital Implant

Jordan, David R. M.D.*; Brownstein, Seymour M.D.*†; Robinson, J M.D.*†

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January-February 2006 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 66-67
doi: 10.1097/01.iop.0000197018.44245.7e
Brief Reports

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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