The Bio-eye hydroxyapatite (HA) orbital implant was conceived by Arthur C. Perry, M.D., in the early 1980s, after a comprehensive review of the literature on orbital implants, which included the earliest manuscripts dating back to 1885 (Mules 1885). This review, along with an ongoing dissatisfaction with the performance of contemporary implants, allowed Perry to identify the performance characteristics of an ideal orbital implant and, perhaps more importantly, led to the identification of the key physical design variables that accounted for the relative success or failure of a given orbital implant.
The natural hydroxyapatite orbital implant has the longest successful track record of any known implant material that can successfully accommodate a motility/support peg, which directly connects the artificial eye to the implant. The complete interconnected porosity filled with fibrovascular ingrowth makes this possible. The motility/support peg supports the weight of the prosthesis while simultaneously ensuring transfer of any socket movement directly to the prosthesis.
The Coated Bio-eye Hydroxyapatite Orbital Implant became available in November 2003. This is the most scientifically engineered and medically designed implant in the world.