By Fairooz Manjandavida, MBBS
    Annual Meetng 2011

    The management of severe anophthalmic contracted socket with volume and surface deficit is challenging. Optimal socket reconstruction can be achieved with concurrent replacement of both the volume and the surface. Autologous dermis fat graft (DFG) provides this unique advantage. DFG is also a practical method to replace migrated, exposed, or extruded integrated implants, to reconstruct postradiation contracted sockets, and to expand sockets with congenital anophthalmos. This video details the indications for DFG, technical considerations, and step-by-step surgical technique.