CUSTOM MADE OCULAR PROSTHESIS
Custom made ocular prosthesis is the non-optical device designed according to the patient’s socket. It is painted & prefabricated as to closely match the patient’s natural eye. It is made up of high density medical grade PMMA.
WHEN IS CUSTOM MADE OCULAR PROSTHESIS REQUIRED BY THE PATIENT?
- Any patient who has undergone enucleation or evisceration surgery or exenterated eye.
- Congenital anophthalmia or microphthalmia.
- Disfigured eye with volume loss.
- Patient having corneal scar & which is totally blind.
- Painful blind eye/ anterior staphyloma after having preliminary surgery
- Phthisis bulbi
- A patient who is using stock eye and experiencing irritation, discharge, watering & poor cosmesis with the stock eye.
FEATURES OF CUSTOM MADE OCULAR PROSTHESIS
- Closely matches the natural eye
- Comparatively more movements are seen
- Virtually no discharge
- Can wear for a prolonged period of time
- Less & easy maintenance
- Made by impression technique
- No complications related to socket
FITTING SCHEDULE OF CUSTOM MADE ARTIFICIAL EYE
Fitting requires 3-4 visits to deliver finished prosthesis. Time varies with the type of prosthesis as well as condition & appearance of the patient’s socket & orbit.
Impression of the patient’s socket which is a painless procedure is taken with the help of alginate to get the back surface of the prosthesis.
Wax model is made with the help of alginate impression. It is then sculpted to determine the size & shape of the prosthesis. Lid closure & opening with the prosthesis, lid height, movement of the prosthesis etc is established.
Painting of Prosthesis
Painting of the prosthesis is done with the patient sitting in front of the ocularist to match the iris & sclera of the prosthesis with the patient’s fellow natural eye.
CARE & MAINTAINANCE OF CUSTOM MADE OCULAR PROSTHESIS
- Custom made ocular prosthesis should not be removed as long as possible.
- It should be cleaned & removed only when the prosthesis looks dull or there is discharge for more than 2-3 days.
- It should be cleaned with the help of soap & water. Antiseptic soaps should be avoided as they can irritate the socket.
- Polishing should be done after every 6 months in order to remove protein deposits on the prosthesis.
- One can use it until the prosthesis closely matches the natural eye.
Contact Us to Know More
Contact Svadha Ocular Prosthetics for any of your queries regarding Ocular Prosthetics requirements.