Speaking at a programme organised to mark World Ocular Prosthesis
Day dubbed 'Customise Ocular Prosthesis
: An Eye for Beauty' yesterday in Accra, she said the major problem facing the Centre was many people were not aware of the service, hence, living their lives obscurity.
Supraorbital rim or lateral rim of orbit is the preferred site for ocular prosthesis
"In patients with an ocular prosthesis
it is important to be comprehensive.
The schoolboy will have at least a month to recover before the shell, or ocular prosthesis
, is attached giving the appearance of a normal eye.
For pediatric ophthalmologists and oncologists, Ramasubramanian (ophthalmology, Indiana U.) and Shields (ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson U.) bring together an international group of ophthalmologists, oncologists, and other medical specialists for 36 chapters on retinoblastoma and its epidemiology, pathogenesis, and genetics; clinical features, staging, and diagnosis, including differential diagnosis and imaging; chemotherapy; radiation therapy; advanced retinoblastoma and the systemic perspective; pathology; and supportive care, including visual rehabilitation, ocular prosthesis
, screening and genetic counseling, prenatal genetics and imaging, and psychosocial aspects.
Dr Chawan is the founder of the Shekhar Eye Research hospital in Mumbai, India, which offers cornea and oculoplasty services and custom made ocular prosthesis
and scleral lenses to those in need.
As a first step in the fabrication of custom ocular prosthesis
, 1-2 drops of 0.5% tetrcaine hydrochloride was instilled in to the defect and allowed to take effect for 15 min(Fig1).
A report from the Axis Eye Foundation of Hyderabad, India, stated that Lyn wore an ocular prosthesis
in the right eye, while the left eye is within normal limits.