Glass ocular prosthesis
Glass ocular prostheses are one of the standard solutions used after the eyeball loss. Their great advantage is that only one appointment in necessary to produce them, so the Patient quickly regains comfort and can easily return to daily functioning. Precise craftmanship of the glass ocular prosthesis guarantees such reproduction of a natural eyeball that a difference between them can hardly be spotted. Moreover, the material from which the prosthesis is made fully prevents allergic reactions.
A glass ocular prosthesis will improve Patient's well-being due to aesthetic and functional reasons: a well-placed prosthesis in the orbit prevents, inter alia, eyelid adhesion or drooping. Importantly, complete eyeball removal is not necessary: we can produce an ocular epiprosthesis resembling a husk, which is placed on, rather than instead of, the eyeball.
Glass ocular prosthesis for children
Adults can make a decision about using the prosthesis voluntarily: it is recommended however, the Patient decides about the fact themselves. The situation is different in case of Paediatric Patients who have lost their eye in an unfortunate accident or as a result of a serious disease or were born with an undeveloped eyeball (micro-aneurysm or aneurysm): a glass prosthesis for children is obligatory to secure proper and symmetrical development of the orbital shape in comparison to the other, healthy eye and the whole facial skeleton. The use of a glass prosthesis has a number of advantages: they moisten very well, they are tight, and, most importantly, secretions do not deposit on glass in great amount. Moreover, glass is biologically inert and its use entails a low risk of allergic reactions.
An alternative to the above-described prosthetic products are ocular prostheses produced with the use of 3D printing. This technology has opened many new possibilities in the field of ocular prosthetics.