A Simplified Approach for Prosthetic Rehabilitation of an Anophtalmic Patient with Chronic Mucoid Discharge Using a Previous Ocular Prosthesis
Author(s): Memari Y, Fayaz A, Tadayonfard A
The defects of eye, whatever the cause, are associated with significant anatomical deficiency and emotional and psychological disturbance for affected patients. Defect size may range from a small enucleation defect to an extensive exenterated one affecting eye and surrounding soft and hard tissues in maxillofacial complex. A properly fabricated custom ocular or orbital prosthesis could give the patient an optimal normalcy in social and psychological as well as functional aspects. A 68-year-old male patient presented with an enucleation defect in the left eye. After clinical examination, an impression was taken with additional silicon elastomeric impression material using patient’s previous prosthesis as a custom tray. Then, the scleral blank was made from wax and the Iris was attached to it. The external clear acrylic resin was packed and processed. The prosthesis was polished and delivered to patient. Modifying and converting a previously fabricated ocular prosthesis into a newly fabricated well-fitting custom ocular prosthesis can help minimizing clinical adjustments and simplifying laboratory procedures.