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An Eye prosthesis also known as an ocular prosthesis is a substitute for the eye that has been lost due to birth defects, accidents or cancer surgery.
If you have undergone any form of trauma or surgery that encompasses removal of the eye then we can replace the missing eye with an artificial prosthetic made out of acrylic.
Following healing of the eye socket a customised impression will be made of the defect. We will give you a transparent prosthesis (conformer) initially to allow you to get used to the idea of wearing the prosthesis. The conformer is then converted to the final eye prosthesis and this is stained with pigments to mimic your natural eye. A final clear layer is placed over this stained eye to protect it from the external environment. This layer will be highly polished to protect your defect area from any form of irritation.
The prosthesis is made out of a specialised acrylic material that is sensitive to UV radiation.
The earliest known prosthetic eye was found buried with a woman in Shahr-I Sokhta, Iran. It dated back to 2900-2800 BC and was made of bitumen paste covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central iris from which lines radiated out like the rays of the sun.