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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL OF STUDENTS RESEARCH - VOLUME 4 ISSUE 3, Sept- Oct 2016

Pages: 171-175

AN INTEGRATED TECHNIQUE FOR THE FABRICATION OF A CUSTOM MADE OCULAR PROSTHESIS FOR REHABILITATING A PATIENT WITH AN ACQUIRED EYE DEFECT

Author: Srujana Zakkula1, Geetha Bhavani Paluri2, Sneha Deepthi3, Suresh Pothu4

Category: Case Report

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Several ocular and orbital diseases require surgical intervention that may result in ocular defects. These defects affect psychological, functionaland social aspects of the patient. Management and rehabilitation of anocular defect patient is a challenging task both clinically and technically.Stock acrylic ocular shells may be trimmed and fitted as one of thetreatment options, but the results are not entirely satisfactory. Custom made ocular prosthesis helps in attaining theexact color, contour, size, ocular orientation that provides realism,symmetry and also enhances the psychological and social well-being of the patient. The role of the maxillofacial prosthodontist in fabricatinga customized ocular prosthesis with acceptable esthetics to restore facialsymmetry and normal appearance for the anophthalmic patient is indispensable. This article describes a novel approach for fabrication ofcustomized ocular prosthesis using the advantages of digitalphotography.

Keywords: Ocular prosthesis, Digital imaging

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