The introduction of the hydroxyapatite orbital implant in 1986 allowed improved movement of the artificial eye.
This implant and others like it, are considered integrated implants. Because of the structure, they allow ingrowth of soft orbital tissue and in effect, become part of the body.
Integrated orbital implants are also available in bio-ceramic and PMMA. All are similar in that they allow and promote vascularization of the implant and mimic the natural bony structure of the body.
Please contact your ophthalmologist with questions regarding the use of this implant and the options as far as pegging the implant.