EYE PROSTHESES

 

Prosthetics at Graphica Medica offers custom ocular and orbital prostheses to restore the anatomy of the eye and external soft tissue if needed.

An ocular, also known as a “glass eye” or an “artificial eye,” is made of hard plastic, and designed to match the size, shape, and color of the opposite eye. This type of prosthesis is made when the globe of an eye is damaged or removed, but the eyelids remain.

An orbital prosthesis is made of silicone, and mirrors the realistic color, texture, and form of the opposite eye anatomy, including lids, brow, and cheek bone when necessary. Several sculpting appointments may be needed for an orbital prosthesis in order to capture just the right gaze and expression of the eye. This is essential to making a natural looking prosthesis.

Orbital prostheses will contain a custom ocular prosthesis positioned within the orbital to match a natural gaze.

OCULAR PROSTHESES

 

 
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  • Made from medical-grade acrylic plastic

  • Custom fit to your eye socket to ensure maximum retention and comfort

  • Hand-crafted to resemble the appearance of opposite eye

  • Annual polishing/cleaning recommended

  • The prosthesis can be replaced if changes occur in the eye socket that affect fit, position, or comfort.

  • Ocular prostheses are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid (varies by state and region)
     

An ocular prosthesis, also known as an artificial eye, is made of medical-grade acrylic plastic and designed to match the size, shape, and color of the opposite eye. This type of prosthesis is made when the globe of an eye is damaged or removed, but the eyelids and surrounding tissue remains. In some cases, an individual might need to wear an ocular in both eyes.

 

At Prosthetics at Graphica Medica, LLC, our board-certified ocularist custom designs each ocular using several specialized fitting methods in order to ensure maximum retention and comfort for each individual’s socket. We spend time with each patient in order to determine the best solution to fit their lifestyle and match their unique image.

 

Annual polishing/cleaning of an ocular prosthesis is recommended. With correct care and maintenance, an ocular prosthesis will last several years, but may need to be replaced if changes occur in the eye socket that affect the fit, position, or comfort.

Ocular Protheses

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ORBITAL PROSTHESES

 

 
  • Medical-grade silicone

  • Custom fit to your anatomy to ensure maximum retention and comfort

  • Hand-crafted to resemble the appearance of opposite eye

  • Personal color customization (skin tone, freckles, wrinkles, etc.)

  • With proper care and maintenance, a prosthesis should last several years

  • Orbital prostheses are covered by most insurance plans
     

An orbital prosthesis, or artificial eye, duplicates in silicone the realistic color, texture, and form of the opposite eye anatomy, including lids, brow, and cheek bone when necessary. An orbital prosthesis contains an ocular, historically known as a "glass eye," which now is made using a hard plastic. Several sculpting appointments may be needed for an orbital prosthesis in order to capture just the right gaze and expression of the eye. This is essential to making a natural looking prosthesis.

Orbital Prosthesis - Adhesive Retained

Orbital Prosthesis - Adhesive Retained

Orbital Prosthesis - Adhesive Retained

Orbital Prosthesis - Adhesive Retained

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An orbital prosthesis can encompass more than just the eye: they can be made as large or as small as necessary to restore associated missing anatomy like eyebrows, cheeks, and even parts of the nose. See the diagram below for some examples.

Types of orbital prosthesis