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CASE REPORT

Prosthetic Management of a Patient with Ocular Defect with Custom Ocular Prosthesis

Arunjai Kumar R, Krishnaraj R, Vijitha D

Keywords : evisceration, enucleation, exenteration, anaophthalmos, orbital prosthesis

Citation Information : R AK, R K, D V. Prosthetic Management of a Patient with Ocular Defect with Custom Ocular Prosthesis. 2012; 2 (2):56-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-2-2-56

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Abstract

As loss of an eye has high psycho-social impact on a patient, the main aim in management in such patients is to replace the missing tissues with an artificial prosthesis, not only to restore optimum aesthetics, facial symmetry and function, but also the self-confidence of the patient. These prosthesis are challenging as they try to reconstruct a mobile organ with a nonmobile prosthesis. Treatment includes implants and acrylic eye prosthesis. Although implant eye prosthesis has superior outcome, due to economic factors it may not be advisable for all patients. Therefore a custom-made ocular prosthesis is a viable alternative. This case report explains a custom-made ocular acrylic prosthesis made for an anophthalmic patient.


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