Recover your gaze with an ocular prosthesis
When there is a partial or total loss of an eyeball, we can help you regain your gaze with a custom-made eye prosthesis.
Ocular prostheses have evolved a lot in recent years, and although it is possible to live with only the vision of one eye, the quality of life of a person who decides to put a prosthesis in the eye improves considerably.
In Salas Ópticos we will accompany you to find the best ocular prosthesis and throughout the adaptation process.
What types of ocular prostheses are there?
The use of an ocular prosthesis is recommended in those patients who, after suffering a serious injury, have partially or totally lost the eyeball. Depending on the level of the injury, there are different types of prostheses for the eyes:
Single or double ocular prosthesis
The manufacture of this visual prosthesis is distinguished by being made from a hand-painted iris. They adapt to the eye in cases of enucleation and their thickness depends on the depth of the empty eye socket.
Veneers are a type of eye prosthesis indicated in patients who still have part of the eyeball, although retracted. These prostheses add the volume necessary to maintain a natural curvature of the eye.
They are temporary white or transparent prostheses, they are used to shape the cavity until it is replaced by a definitive piece.
Adaptation to an ocular prosthesis
Our ophthalmologist and ocular prosthetist at Salas Ópticos will accompany you throughout the process of adapting to your new ocular prosthesis. We will achieve an optimal aesthetic result, with a piece that provides the greatest naturalness to your look. We work with ocular prostheses with movement that allow us very realistic and satisfactory results for the client.
We know that the adaptation of a patient to a new eye prosthesis is not easy, there are many social and psychological factors that influence the process. With our team of experts you will feel accompanied at all times.
Visual prosthesis care
We will advise you on the care you should have with your ocular prosthesis. It is important to maintain a good cleaning of the pieces with products specifically for it.
It is advisable to remove the prosthesis on a daily basis for cleaning, although it will be the specialist who will determine the specific indication on the removal of the piece depending on each particular case.
It is not advisable to remove the prosthesis for days, since the cavity can suffer alterations and make it difficult to place the piece posteriorly. Our specialist will give you specific instructions for the best care of your ocular prostheses.
How is an ocular prosthesis made?
In order to choose the prosthesis that best suits your problem and eye shape, we start by making a mold of the cavity. We can do this process in 2 ways:
- Impression taking: impression with a mold of the patient cavity
- Visualization: exhaustive observation of the cavity through a diagnostic prosthesis that, in addition to adjusting the measurement, studies how to make the most of the movement of the piece within the cavity.
Once the ocular prosthesis has been manufactured, taking the healthy eye as an aesthetic reference, we proceed to the placement and final evaluation of the result, which must comply with:
- Symmetrical eyelid opening of the 2 eyes.
- Conformed superior orbital fold, taking care that the prosthesis is not more open than the healthy eye.
- Lateral displacement of the prosthesis according to the movement of the cavity.
- That the colors of the iris and the white part coincide with the healthy eye.
If you need an ocular prosthesis, visit our Salas Ópticos center in Huércal Overa, we will accompany you to find the solution that best suits you. Find out through any of our contact channels.
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