Ocular prosthesis, also known as Artificial Eyes, are prosthetic medical devices which are fabricated to replace and restore the appearance of a lost eye. Eyes in children and adults may be lost due to injuries or infections resulting in shrinkage (phthisis), from removal of eyes to save the life (cancers), the other eye (following irreparable injury) or rarely seen in children who are born without one or both eyes.
This presentation will highlight such unusual situations that are potentially medically, physically and psychosocially devastating which once managed medically and/or surgically, are rehabilitated by a Custom made ocular prosthesis by a Certified Ocular Prosthetician. The process of counseling, fabrication, fitting and maintenance will be presented in detail. Patient /family experiences may also be shared.
At the end of the presentation, the adult patients, their caregivers and allied health professionals will have a better understanding of the various indications, processes and challenges in the fabrication and maintenance of ocular prosthesis.