The Ocular Prosthesis Clinic is run by the ocularist who is technically skilled in the arts of fitting, shaping, and painting ocular prostheses. In addition to constructing it, the ocularist shows the patient how to handle and care for the prostheses, and provides long-term care through periodic examinations.
Eye prosthesis is a handmade artificial eye, replaces the absence of natural eye. It is generally made of hard, plastic acrylic and it shaped like a shell.
- Wash hands before handling the prosthetic eye
- Eye should be cleaned once a day with clean water
- Precaution should be taken to reduce scratches.
- Eye lubricants can be used to increase lid movements and closure.
- Polishing must be done once a year.
- A regular follow up is required as advised by Ocularist.