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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 69-71

Alloplastic materials and Anophthalmic Socket Reconstruction - a literature review

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculdad de Medicina de Botucatu - Universidade Estadual Paulista- Botucatu, São Paulo State-, Brazil

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MD Silvana A Schellini
Departmento de Oftalmologia - Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu - UNESP, Botucatu - São Paulo-SP
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Reconstruction of the anophthalmic socket has historically been and continues to be a unique surgical challenge. This article reviews recent advancements in the use of alloplastic materials, as well as exciting alternatives offered by several porous materials and resorbable implants. Resumo Apesar do tratamento da cavidade anoftálmica ser feito há muitos séculos, persiste até os dias atuais como um desafio. Este artigo apresenta uma revisão sobre o uso de materiais aloplásticos para a reparação da cavidade anoftálmica, abordando interessantes materiais porosos e reabsorvíveis para este fim.

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