Ocular prosthesis

Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2007 Jul;30(3):152-62. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2007.01.002. Epub 2007 Feb 22.


Loss of an eye or a disfigured eye has a far-reaching impact on an individual's psyche'. Additionally it affects one's social and professional life. Cosmetic rehabilitation with custom made prosthetic devices gives such individuals professional and social acceptance and alleviates problems. This article aims at enhance awareness of the cosmetic benefits of custom designed ocular prosthesis. Ocularistry, the science of making ocular prosthesis, has undergone phenomenal growth in recent times. Ocularistry is fast evolving in India. "Ocularist" is the skilled individual involved in fabricating the ocular prosthesis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anophthalmos / rehabilitation*
  • Anophthalmos / surgery
  • Eye, Artificial*
  • Humans
  • Orbital Implants
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Implantation / methods