An Innovative Technique for Fabricating a CustomMade Ocular Prosthesis in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report


Authors : Dr. Jyoti Gupta; Dr. Preeti Sagar; Dr. Abhinav Agarwal; Dr. Manesh Lahori; Dr. Kalpana Poudel

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7674576

Eye is a vital organ not only in terms of vision but also an important component of facial expression. Loss of eye causes psychological effect and physical distress to the patient. Ocular prosthesis is artificial replacement of the eye to improve esthetic, psychological condition, self-confidence and social acceptance, ameliorate the quality of life. Although prefabricated ocular prostheses are available, custom made prosthesis are preferred because of its qualities like better movements of the eyelid, even distribution of pressure, better fit, comfort and esthetic. The size, shape, color of the iris, pupil and sclera can also be properly customized making it look more natural. Ocular prosthesis given in pediatric patient prevent from tissue constrictions in future and restore remaining structures This article describes the case report on prosthetic rehabilitation of an ocular defect with custom made ocular prosthesis in pediatric patient.

Keywords : Enucleation, Custom Made Ocular Prosthesis, Ocular Impression, Iris Painting, Scleral Shell.

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