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  • Procedure Time
    2-4 hours
  • Anaesthesia
  • Overnight stay
    Not needed
  • Recovery Time
    3-4 months

Prosthetic Eye Treatment

The eye is important both functionally and aesthetically. For this reason, it is of great importance to protect eye health and to treat eye diseases without delay. In some people, the eye organ may be absent for different reasons or the eye organ may need to be removed. In this case, prosthetic eye application has been applied in recent years.

What is Prosthetic Eye?

The deprivation of the eye organ can lead to some physical and psychological problems. Today, it is not possible to regain the lost function of the eye. However, aesthetic concerns can be eliminated with custom-made eye prostheses. Prostheses applied for cosmetic purposes to people who are not congenitally blind or have eye loss due to traumatic reasons. Prosthetic eye applications do not contribute to vision.

Potential risks and side effects

Before the prosthetic eye application, the eye socket must be prepared for the prosthesis. Then, an eye-sized ball is placed and a prosthetic eye mold is taken. Eye prosthesis has been applied since the late 1800s. However, some complications emerged in the first trials. These complications can be listed as follows;

· Excessive load on the lower eyelid

· Immobility of the prosthesis

· Lack of symmetry with the other eye

The Prosthetic Eyes applied today are designed from much lighter materials and gain movement with various technologies.

What are the risks of using Prosthetic Eyes?

Some problems may arise due to the fact that the prosthetic eye treatment is not applied in a qualified way. These problems are be listed as follows;

· The removal of the prosthesis because it is larger than the eye socket.

· Opening of the prosthesis due to the pressure of the orbital tissue.

· The displacement of the placed prosthesis in the eye socket.

In order to avoid the complications above, prosthetic eye treatment should be performed by ophthalmologists who are experts in the field.

Prosthetic Eye Care

Prosthetic eye care should not be interrupted against the risk of infection. Otherwise, various infections can be seen in the eye socket. However, when conditions such as pain, pain, burning and inflammation occur, it is recommended to consult a doctor without delay. When the intervention is delayed, the treatment process lasts so long and a bit painful.

Prosthetic Eye Surgery

Prosthetic eye surgery should be performed by ophthalmologists. An acrylic eye prosthesis is rehearsed before the application and touch-ups are made after the implanted prosthesis. Prosthetic eye surgery takes between 2 and 4 hours.

Who is this for?

Prosthetic eye application is performed in people with congenital eye deprivation, in people who have their eyes removed for any reason and in people who have lost their eyes due to traumatic reasons.