Eye for an Eye: Ocular Prosthesis – A Case Report

A 37-year-old male patient, reported to the Department of Prosthodontics, with a chief complaint of the unaesthetic appearance of the old eye prosthesis and its impingement while he was wearing it during the day.

The ocular prosthesis was customized according to the aesthetic and functional demands of the patient and the surrounding supporting tissues which helped us to obtain/make a prosthesis which was superior to the stock ocular prosthesis. The prosthetic eye did improve the appearance of the patient who had lost an eye to injury. The finished prosthesis required a highly polished surface which had a glass like finish to provide maximum adaptation and overall success of the prosthesis. The final outcome of the prosthesis was ascertained by the satisfied look on the face of the patient. Although the patient cannot see with this prosthesis, it has restored his self-esteem and allowed him to confidently face the world.

Case done by Dr Naina Swarup.

The following case has been published in IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS)

The link to which is: http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jdms/papers/Vol17-issue7/Version-13/G1707133643.pdf

 

Figure: Showing the old prosthesis

Figure: Showing the old prosthesis

Figure: The defect.

Figure: The defect.

Figure: Assessment of the corneal diameter

Figure: Assessment of the corneal diameter

Figure: The final prosthesis after characterization

Figure: The final prosthesis after characterization

Figure: The final prosthesis given to the patient

Figure: The final prosthesis given to the patient