Eye Prosthesis

ocular prosthesis

An Eye prosthesis also known as an ocular prosthesis is a substitute for the eye that has been lost due to birth defects, accidents or cancer surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have undergone any form of trauma or surgery that encompasses removal of the eye then we can replace the missing eye with an artificial prosthetic made out of acrylic.

Following healing of the eye socket a customised impression will be made of the defect. We will give you a transparent prosthesis (conformer) initially to allow you to get used to the idea of wearing the prosthesis. The conformer is then converted to the final eye prosthesis and this is stained with pigments to mimic your natural eye. A final clear layer is placed over this stained eye to protect it from the external environment. This layer will be highly polished to protect your defect area from any form of irritation.

The prosthesis is made out of a specialised acrylic material that is sensitive to UV radiation.

Fun Facts

The earliest known prosthetic eye was found buried with a woman in Shahr-I Sokhta, Iran. It dated back to 2900-2800 BC and was made of bitumen paste covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central iris from which lines radiated out like the rays of the sun.

These are some do's and don'ts regarding after care of your prosthesis:

Do's:

  • Clean the tissue surface of your prosthesis with a gentle soap or baby shampoo and a damp cloth.
  • Wash the skin of the defect with mild soap.
  • Initially you can remove the prosthesis at night but once you get comfortable with the prosthesis this frequency can reduce.
  • Keep the prosthesis in an airtight container with some water in it when not in use. Keep this container in a dry and dark area away from sunlight.
  • Remove the prosthesis when engaging in physical activities and contact sports (cricket, football, swimming etc).

Don'ts :

  • Wear the prosthesis in the rain or during swimming
  • Wash the skin of the defect with mild soap.
  • Initially you can remove the prosthesis at night but once you get comfortable with the prosthesis this frequency can reduce.
  • Keep the prosthesis in an airtight container with some water in it when not in use. Keep this container in a dry and dark area away from sunlight.
  • Remove the prosthesis when engaging in physical activities and contact sports (cricket, football, swimming etc).

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Custom made acrylic
eye prosthesis:
Rs 35,000 to 45,000

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Number of
appointments :
3 to 4

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Duration :
30 to 45
minutes each

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