A person may need a prosthetic eye for various reasons. They may have been born without an eyeball (anophthalmia) or with an undeveloped eyeball (microphthalmia). Their eye(s) may have been blinded and scarred due to injury and perhaps become phthisical. They may have had their eyeball removed surgically through enucleation, evisceration or exenteration. They may be young or old; psychologically, medically and physically well or unwell; experienced prosthetic eye wearers; or attending for their first prosthesis (Fig. 4.1). Each patient is unique with his or her own personal history (Fig. 4.2), and all of them are attending to have their prosthetic eye needs dealt with as competently and as efficiently as possible so that they can resume their normal lives.
KeywordsRose Bengal Meibomian Gland Blind Side Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Conjunctival Inflammation
- 1.Worrell E. Medical conditions that affect the anophthalmic patient. J Maxillofac Prosthet Technol. 2013;12(1):23–6.Google Scholar
- 12.Lalitha CMM. Medical aspects of contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment. In: Phillips AJ, Speedwell L, editors. Contact lenses. 5th ed. Edinburgh: Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier; 2007. p. 409–22.Google Scholar
- 13.Zone-QuickTM Phenol red thread – FCI- Ophthalmics. Available from: http://www.fci-ophthalmics.com/files/pdf/zone_quick_web.pdf. Accessed 21 Jan 2015.
- 15.Austen D. Lacrimal dilation & syringing. Available from: http://www.academy.org.uk/tutorials. Accessed 21 Jan 2015.
- 16.Rolando M. Tear mucus ferning test in normal and keratoconjunctivitis sicca eyes. Chibret Int J Ophthalmol. 1984;2:32–41.Google Scholar
- 19.RPS Inflammadry Detector™. Available from: http://www.rpsdetectors.com/in/inflammadry-distributors. Accessed 24 Nov 2014.
- 20.Efron N. Contact lens complications, 3rd Ed. Oxford: Elsevier-Saunders; 2012 (ISBN 978-0-7020-4269-0).Google Scholar