Ocular Prosthesis Frequently Asked Quetions

I lost my eye, what now?

Approximately four to six weeks post-operatively the pasient can be fitted with an ocular prosthesis made by an ocularist. The Ophthalmologist or optometrist will be able to refer you to an ocularist in your area.

What is a scleral shell lens?

Scleral cover shells are for patients who still have an eye present. Most often the eye is smaller than normal and blind. The scleral cover shell covers the eye, protecting it and often making it more comfortable. It also fills in the excess space left by it’s diminished size. A normal prosthesis is for a socket where the eye has been removed.

How is the the acrylic eye prosthesis made?

This prosthesis is manufactured from an impression taken of the socket and custom designed to match the overall cosmesis of the existing eye.

Must the ocular prosthesis be replaced from time to time?

the acrylic ocular prosthesis is generally replaced every 5 to 8 years.