The surgical procedure to remove the entire natural eye is referred to as an enucleation. The surgical procedure to remove the contents of of a natural eye is referred to as evisceration. Both procedures will require prosthetic restoration with the fitting of a prosthetic eye. This process can usually begin approximately six weeks following the initial surgery.
Fitting the prosthetic eye begins with a board certified ocularist taking an impression mold or other advanced fitting methods to accurately contour or manipulate the anophthalmic socket. These techniques are utilized to ensure the prosthesis has optimal cosmesis, comfort, and movement.
Our team of board certified ocularists have developed advanced art and sculpting techniques to recreate prosthetic eyes with the most lifelike and natural appearance. These techniques focus on carefully matching eyelid contours, eyelid folds, and other features involved in achieving facial symmetry. Every effort will be made to maximize the amount of movement and to recreate an exact color match to your natural eye.
At Ocular Prosthetics, Inc. we utilize a combination of digital photography and hand painted craftsmanship to replicate the color and details of your eye. Only natural earth pigments are used in the painting of our prosthetic eyes. These pigments provide exquisite detail, depth of color, and vibrancy for the life of your ocular prosthesis. We also use the highest quality digital photography and photo editing tools to ensure a perfect match. Please visit our Patient Photo Gallery for examples of our work.
Our dedication to a “team approach” among our board certified ocularists and your referring physician ensures that you will receive the highest quality of care, each and every time.