Schmidt, B. and Berghaus, Alexander
Complications of frontal defects. Immobilization of the eye.
In: Developments in ophthalmology, Vol. 13: pp. 125-136
A case where the severe course of an orbital phlegmon led to a functionally and cosmetically poor condition is presented. Thirty-five years later, it was possible to achieve a satisfactory result through several operations performed with interdisciplinary cooperation. The orbit and forehead were reconstructed with porous polyethylene, thus ensuring a cosmetically good result. In two operations, the left eye was freed from its upward fixation through cicatrectomy and mobilization of the mucles, so that the eyes were straight again in the primary position. There is a limited binocular visual field. Binocular vision could be restored again after an interruption of 35 years.