Who needs Ocular Prosthesis?
The Clinical Fitting and Technical Fabrication.
An impression procedure is carried out to obtain an accurate model of the socket using alginate or impression material. This procedure is called the impression technique.
A wax model of the impression is made and sculptured to obtain optimum contour, eyelid closure, mobility and comfort. Accurate measurements are obtained of the patient’s remaining iris and pupil diameter is agreed with the patient.
The artwork of the iris is hand painted by the ocularist in the patient’s presence to obtain the best possible duplication of appearance to match the patient’s remaining natural eye.
The artificial veins are added with the presence of the patient to obtain the best possible match.
The patient is fitted and a full instruction is given on how to remove, refit and care for the ocular prostheses.
In the laboratory procedures, the materials used are the most recent medical Polymethylmethylacrylate/ P.M.M.A., which must be polymerized correctly to avoid acute conjunctival irritation.