Current trends in plastics highlighted

November 18, 2003

Practices in managing the anophthalmic socket after primaryenucleation and evisceration have been changing over the years.To measure preferences now, Grant Su, MD, from Houston surveyed surgeons.He reported that management of these patients is an evolving process withinterest in different materials from previously. Presently, surgeons nowfavor use of unwrapped porous polyethylene implants without pegs. The topreasons for the choice of implants were clinical outcome, cost, and experience.