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CASE REPORT

Ocular Prosthesis with an Art: A Case Report

Rachana Chaudhary, Dinesh Kumar, Amit Khattak, Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Anup Gopi, Dhruv Sharma

Keywords : Artificial, Esthetics, Eye, Paintings

Citation Information : Chaudhary R, Kumar D, Khattak A, Yadav RK, Gopi A, Sharma D. Ocular Prosthesis with an Art: A Case Report. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2019; 8 (1):26-31.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1194

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The eye is a vital organ and an important part of facial expression. Loss of one or both eyes causes 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 esthetics. With the custom ocular prosthesis size, shape, color of the iris, pupil and sclera can be properly customized making it look more natural. This article illustrates rehabilitation of the eviscerated right eye of a 28-year-old male with a custom-made ocular prosthesis with manual painting of iris and sclera with oil colors.


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