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Improving Ocular Prosthetic Esthetics for Patients with Depressed Orbital Area: A Technique

Sakshi A Chopra, Saumyendra V Singh, Deeksha Arya, Ramya Srinivasan

Keywords : Depressed orbital area, Lost orbital volume, Ocular prosthesis, Silicone

Citation Information : Chopra SA, Singh SV, Arya D, Srinivasan R. Improving Ocular Prosthetic Esthetics for Patients with Depressed Orbital Area: A Technique. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021; 11 (1):58-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1289

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: To fabricate an esthetic ocular prosthesis for enucleated patients with depressed orbital area. Background: Pediatric patients not wearing ocular prosthesis or wearing ill-fitting prosthesis may suffer from multiple adverse consequences that are grouped under postenucleation socket syndrome (PESS). Depressed periorbital area is one such consequence. Making an ocular prosthesis in conformity with such an orbit leads to an enophthalmic appearance. Making the artificial eye at the same position as the normal one leads to a staring appearance—both unacceptable esthetic outcomes. Technique: A technique is described for fabricating a color-matched silicone glove around the ocular prosthesis for such thus improving esthetics, without the need of surgical correction. Conclusion: A simple nonsurgical technique for achieving acceptable esthetics for enucleated patients having depressed orbital area due to PESS is described.

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