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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Novel self-lubricating hollow ocular prosthesis: A multispecialty approach


Department of Dental Surgery and Oral Health Sciences, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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R Vijaya Kumar
Department of Dental Surgery and Oral Health Sciences, AFMC, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JODD.JODD_9_19

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Congenital or acquired ocular defects advocate the need for fabrication of ocular prosthesis to restore patients form and esthetics and also to boost the self-confidence of the patient. Solid ocular prosthesis maintains the shape of the remaining soft tissues in a healthy state. Larger defects require fabrication of hollow prosthesis which are lightweight, provides adequate support to adjacent tissues, protects the tissue bed, prevents laxity of eyelids thereby restricting drooping of lower eyelid. It also enables the treating clinician to utilize this hollow space for the incorporation of a lubricant, to prevent dryness of eyes and for the management of local symptoms. This article highlights a novel technique for the fabrication of a self-lubricating hollow ocular prosthesis.


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