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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(5), 115-119
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5-4
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Prosthetic Rehabilitation of an Ocular Defect by Custom Eye Prosthesis: A Clinical Report

Basnet BB1, and Singh RK1

1Department of Prosthodontics, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

Pub. Date: October 15, 2014

Cite this paper:
Basnet BB and Singh RK. Prosthetic Rehabilitation of an Ocular Defect by Custom Eye Prosthesis: A Clinical Report. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(5):115-119. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5-4

Abstract

The defects of eye due to trauma or surgical procedure can result in grievous psychological injury to the patient. The defect can range from an enucleated to an exenterated eye. With properly fabricated custom prosthesis the patient can return to an optimal normalcy in social and psychological aspects. Case details: A 58-year-old female presented with an enucleated eye. After examination, an impression made with elastomeric impression material and it was changed to sclera blank made from wax. An iris obtained from an eye conformer was attached to the waxed pattern, which was invested in a flask after trial in the socket. With acrylic resin of matching color final prosthesis was fabricated. Conclusion: With meticulous impression of socket and customization of iris the cosmetic demands of patient can be fulfilled and thus mitigate social and psychological trauma to the patient.

Keywords:
enucleation custom ocular prosthesis conformer

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