FRIENDS OPTICAL ARTIFICIAL EYE
Artificial Eye (Prosthetic) insertion is done for cosmetic reason, in cases where the Natural eye is lost as a result of Trauma or Diseases usually, Prosthetic eye in made of an INERT plastic material. The manufacturing and designing of artificial eye is done with state of art technique and skill at Friends Optical and Audiology Centre by qualified Doctor.
ARTIFICIAL (Prosthetic) EYE is used when the NATURAL EYE is abscent by birth, lost following trauma or removed surgically as a consequence of disease. Artificial Eye is a very valueable device. It is used for cosmetic reasons mainly and makes the sufferer to return to the society as a confident and acceptable member. It facilitates the match settlement in young girls helps obtaining and maintaining jobs, and is very crucial in children who are teased and chastised by other children.
HISTORY OF ARTIFICIAL EYE
The history of use of prosthetic eye dates back to several hundered years. Egyptians used to place Bronze and precious stones eyes on thier deceased. However, AMBROSE PARE, a fench surgeon was the first man to use the prosthetic eye in a humanbeing some 500 years ago.
INDICATIONS FOR USE OF ARTIFICIAL EYE
A perfectly simulating artificial eye has deceivingly “natural” look common indications include
- Pthisis Bulbi (Shrunken eye)
- Abscence of eye at birth (Anophthalmia)
These are specially designed thin walled shells simulating a natural eye. They are used in the following conditions.
- Shrunken Eye
- Small Blind Eye
- Squint – in a Low Vision Eye
Artificial eye is inserted in children at the age of 2-3 years Conformers (Transparent plastic cover shells) should be inserted as early as 4-6 weeks of age to help normal development of the eye socket.
MATERIAL OF EYE PROSTHESES
Ancient prosthesis were made of gold, sliver, precious stones
B-Middle Phase Prostheses
During this period, prosthesis were made of stones, glass, bones etc.
C-Modern Prostheses These are made up of:
- Acrylic material
- PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate)
- MMA (Methyl methacrylate)
These modern prosthetic eye materials are SAFE, ECONOMICAL and they are “INERT” i.e they do not cause any reaction with socket tissues. they are also light weight and durable.
CARE OF ARTIFICIAL EYE
Yearly Checkups by the OCULARIST (Artificial Eye Practitioner) to evaluate:
- The FIT of the prosthesis.
- Any deposits or erosions of the prosthesis.
Wash hands thoughrouly when inserting or removing the prosthesis.
Store your Artificial Eye in water or contact lens soaking solutions.