A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO FABRICATION OF AN OCULAR PROSTHESIS: A CASE REPORT
Ankitha Thejus K.*, Sanjayagouda B. Patil, Kiran Kumar H. S., Abhilasha S. B. and Navya N. B.
The eye is a vital organ and an important part of facial expression. Loss of one or both eyes cause social, psychological and physical distress to the patient. The aim of an ocular prosthesis is to restore the facial appearance, improve self-confidence and social acceptance. There are various materials and techniques used for the fabrication of the ocular prosthesis. Advantage of custom ocular prosthesis over stock eye prosthesis includes better movements of the eyelid, even distribution of pressure, thereby reducing the chances of trauma to the tissue bed, better fit, comfort and aesthetics.
Keywords: Ocular prosthesis, Rehabilitation, Enucleation.
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