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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78--83

Custom ocular prosthesis: A palliative approach


1 Departments of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Oral Implantology, Manubhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2 Departments of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Oral Implantology, K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Prachi Thakkar
Departments of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Oral Implantology, Manubhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.97480

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The goal of palliative care is the achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. Eyes are generally the first features of the face to be noticed. Loss of an eye is a traumatic event which has a crippling effect on the psychology of the patient. Several ocular and orbital disorders require surgical intervention that may result in ocular defects. An ocular prosthesis is fabricated to restore the structure, function, and cosmetics of the defects created by such conditions. Although an implant eye prosthesis has a superior outcome, due to economic factors it may not be a feasible option for all patients. Therefore, a custom-made ocular prosthesis is a good alternative. This case report presents a palliative treatment for a patient with an enucleated eye by fabricating a custom ocular prosthesis which improved his psychological, physical, social, functional, emotional and spiritual needs.






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