Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2001;42(5):783-787.
Published online May 1, 2001.
A Case of Medpor(R) Orbital Implant Infection.
Jong Hoon Lee, Woong Chul Cho
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Medpor(R) 안와 충전물 감염 1 례
이종훈(Jong Hoon Lee),최웅철(Woong Chul Cho)
Abstract
PURPOSE
Porous orbital implant Medpor(R) which is made of polyethylene is being widely used currently. Compared with previously used porous orbital implants, it is somewhat preferred due to cheaper and easier usage but reports on its postoperative complications are not sufficient. We report the first case of Medpor(R) infection developed domestically. METHODS: A 20 year-old male patient was admitted with Medpor(R) infection 14 months after Medpor(R) orbital implant insertion. He was treated with antibiotics. RESULTS: Infection was controlled with antibiotics without implant removal. Implant exposure occurred after infection control so dermis graft was done.
Key Words: Dermis graft;Implant exposure;Medpor(R) infection


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