Prosthetic Eyes

A prosthetic eye is an artificial eye helps to improve the quality of the facial appearance of people who have lost an eye due to injury or disease. It is commonly called as “ Fake eye “ or “ artificial eye”. It doesn’t support to provide vision on that person.

The Prosthetic eye includes two sections mainly.

  1. Large whitish color area in periphery demonstrate Sclera
  2. Small brown color circle on the circle Iris & Pupil
Prosthetic eye image with labeling

Due to some complicated eye injuries or eye diseases, your eye will be removing to prevent further complications. Then for the maintaining of facial appearance and functioning of the eye lids almost always recommended to implant a prosthetic lens. The eye ball space occupied by the artificial eye.

Prosthetic eye image with labeling

There are few reasons causing of removing eye:

  • Eye injury
  • Glaucoma
  • Sever eye infection
  • Eye tumors

What are the surgical types for removing eye or parts?

There are two types of surgical methods available for removing damaged eye. The selection of prosthetic eye is depends on the type of surgery. There are two method of surgery;

  1. Evisceration
  2. The outer part of the eye including jelly-like things taken out in this method with an incision in the front of the eye.

  3. Enucleation
  4. The entire eye ball (the globe like structure) removed from the eye socket.

Your doctor will decide which method suit on you and it depend on the type of eye condition and the severity of the damage to the eye.

Why do I use prosthetic eye?

A prosthetic eye cannot restore vision. After removal of the natural eye and placement of a prosthetic eye, a person will have no vision in that eye.

A prosthetic eye can improve the appearance of the affected eye socket. Then the both side of the facial appearance get equal and no one can differentiate from outside. But most people it is vastly preferable to wearing an eye patch, bandage or cloth.