Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-63

Prosthodontic rehabilitation of patient with ocular defect using an alternative technique

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Budha Institute of Dental Sciences, Bihar, India

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Laxman Singh Kaira
Room No 107, New Resident Hostel, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.99882

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An ocular prosthesis is a simulation of of a perfectly normal healthy eye and surrounding tissues. The primary purpose of an ocular prosthesis is to maintain the volume of eye socket and create the illusion of a healthy eye and surrounding tissue. A custom ocular prosthesis is a good option when reconstruction by plastic surgery or the use of Osseo-integrated implants is not possible or not desired. Prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient with missing eye with custom made ocular prosthesis was described. Advantages include improved adaptation, increased mobility of prosthesis, improved facial contours and enhanced esthetics gained from the control of the iris and sclera. An accurate alignment of the artificial eye is one of the major prerequisites for esthetic success of the ocular prosthesis.

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