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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 238-239

Extrusion of hydrogel exoplant into upper eyelid 16 years after a scleral buckle procedure


1 Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, 50 Staniford Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA;MidAtlantic Retina, The Retina Service of Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Suite 1020, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2 MidAtlantic Retina, The Retina Service of Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Suite 1020, Philadelphia, PA, USA
3 Oculoplastics Service, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Chirag P Shah
Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, 50 Staniford Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.81047

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Sixteen years after scleral buckle surgery with a hydrogel episcleral exoplant, a 43-year-old woman presented with progressive binocular diplopia, ptosis, and an expanding mass in her upper eyelid. She underwent surgical removal of the hydrogel exoplant through an anterior approach. The exoplant proved to be friable, fragmented, and encapsulated in a fibrous tissue; the exoplant was removed in its entirety. Postoperatively, the eyelid mass resolved, while her diplopia and ptosis improved slightly.


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