The use of Vicryl mesh (polyglactin 910) for implantation of hydroxyapatite orbital implants

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1995 Jun;11(2):95-9. doi: 10.1097/00002341-199506000-00004.


Hydroxyapatite (HA) implants currently are most commonly wrapped in donor sclera before implantation to facilitate placement within the orbit and allow attachment of the extraocular muscles. Although the risk of acquiring a transmittable disease through donor sclera is extremely low, some individuals remain concerned about receiving nonautologous material. As an alternative to sclera, autologous temporalis fascia, or autologous fascia lata, we have been wrapping HA in "Vicryl mesh" before insertion into the orbit. The Vicryl mesh-wrapped implant goes into the socket readily, allows one to easily attach the extraocular muscles, and has no risk of transmittable disease. In addition, the Vicryl mesh is readily available at most hospitals and is dissolvable.

MeSH terms

  • Durapatite*
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Humans
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery
  • Orbit / surgery*
  • Polyglactin 910*
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Sclera


  • Polyglactin 910
  • Durapatite