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In ‘Case series of shrinking hydroxyapatite orbital implants’, Han et al1 draws attention to a particularly interesting postoperative complication. The authors report the potential shrinking of mammalian bone-derived hydroxyapatite orbital implants by osteoclastic activity, which may lead to orbital volume loss. This volume loss might affect the cosmesis and the prosthesis motility leading to a significantly reduced quality of life.2–5 However, this study did not …
Contributors Both authors conceived of the presented work and approved the final version of the manuscript. ACR drafted and LMH critically revised the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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