Treatment of exposed coral implant after failed scleral patch graft

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994 Jun;10(2):110-3. doi: 10.1097/00002341-199406000-00007.


A case of a coral orbital enucleation implant that exposed and failed two closure attempts, by scleral patch grafting and by simple tissue advancement, is presented. The method used to overcome this problem is detailed. This unique case sheds light on the factors that are etiologically important in coral implant exposure and those relevant to covering that exposure successfully.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Choroid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Conjunctiva / surgery
  • Durapatite*
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Fasciotomy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbit / pathology
  • Orbit / surgery*
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Sclera / transplantation*


  • Durapatite