Bespoke ocular prostheses

Eye (Lond). 2019 Jul;33(7):1158-1160. doi: 10.1038/s41433-019-0385-3. Epub 2019 Mar 5.


Purpose: To report the customized approach of patients with anophthalmia or microphthalmia with bespoke ocular prosthesis.

Methods: Retrospective analysis of case series.

Results: The study included cases with anophthalmia with upper eyelid deformity (one patient), microphthalmia and contralateral corectopia (one patient), microphthalmia with contralateral corneal graft (one patient), and congenital clinical anophthalmia with contralateral sclerocornea (one patient). Using techniques of embedded autologous hair and coating of adhesive pigment emulsion in the ocular prosthesis, the physical appearance of, respectively, an upper eyelid, corectopia, corneal graft, and sclerocornea was reproduced.

Conclusion: Tailoring the ocular prosthesis to the distinct condition of the anophthalmic socket and contralateral eye adds to the success of rehabilitative prosthetic treatment of the patient.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anophthalmos / surgery*
  • Eye, Artificial*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Microphthalmos / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design