Ocular prosthesis is also known as artificial eye which is the replacement of the natural eye. In situations when the natural eye is absent due to any condition like evisceration, enucleation or orbital exoneration such surgeries are undertaken.
Prosthetics are generally termed as the glass eye because they fit properly over an orbital implant and under the eyelids. These ocular prosthetics takes a convex shell shape. These are made up of â€œacrylicâ€ which is a plastic of medical grade.
An ocular prosthetic is not capable of giving vision. These are virtual prosthetic.So the person with ocular prosthetic is blind from his one eye and thus will have a monocular vision. Such vision prevents deep perception.
Ocular Prosthetic Construction:
Ocular Prosthetic has optical implant as its core. These implants uses the material which are porous enough to allow the blood vessels to grow into them. It is because of the same reason that the chances for body to reject the implant decreases and it also allows the natural cleaning to occur.
As the muscles get themselves reattached so a little movement can be noticed in the prosthetic.There is a red membrane which covers, seals and protects the orbital implant. In the remaining space is the ocular prosthetic placed, which acts as a giant painted contact lens.
The modern ocular prosthetic hardly require any maintenance. But still they are very durable and comfortable to use.
Various Brands Of Ocular Prosthetics:
There are various brands available in the market which provide ocular prosthetics. Many centers are also there which commit this surgery. But before going for any brand or any center do check their warranty and the previous success rates. It only for the reason that if the surgery is not carried out properly it be painful and can also have some side effects too.