Rehabilitating an Ocular Defect with a Custom Made Ocular Prosthesis: A Clinical Report
Keywords:ocular defect, ocular prosthesis, eye, ocular impression, iris
An ocular prosthesis is a replacement of the ocular part of the eye in patients due to trauma, benign or
malignant lesion or congenital anomaly, there is the loss of the eye. Prosthetic rehabilitation with a customized
ocular prosthesis that is proportioned and similar in appearance to that of the contralateral natural eye is
needed. This maintains the volume of the orbital socket and also helps create an illusion of the presence of
a healthy eye. It provides the individual confidence to adapt to a normal lifestyle and prevent them from
going into psychological distress. Various techniques have been advocated for the fabrication of the ocular
prosthesis comprising the use of the stock prosthesis, custom made prosthesis and micro-implants for the
rehabilitation of the ocular part of the eye. A cosmetically approvable and pleasing ocular prosthesis are
those which reproduces the colour, appearance and orientation of the iris to that of the contralateral natural
eye. This clinical report describes a simple, economical and time-saving method for the fabrication of the
customised ocular prosthesis in a patient with the ocular defect.
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