EXENTERATION & RADICAL ORBIT CONDITIONS
Exenteration is not included within the range of our expertise.
Although on occasion we have taken on the challenge when
it only required an unusually large ocular prosthesis for
skin grafted sockets where the eyelids were retained, or
for the less radical cases where there was partial loss of
an eyelid or eyelids. Since our experience is only
in (medical grade) polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), we have
made several prostheses with durable acrylic eyelids.
The more extensive facial prostheses made of silicone that
have the appearance and feel of soft flexible skin, and require
either adhesives, attachments or internal fixation retention
devices, we would refer them to individuals skilled within
the special profession of Anaplastology.
In the Journal of Ophthalmic Prosthetics (Volume 6, No. 1
Fall 2001), L. Daniel Eaton, BCO, IMFT had an article published
entitled, 'Functional and Cosmetic Alloplastic Reconstruction
of the Eye Socket, Orbit and Midface'. A copy may be
purchased through the ASO.
Mr. Eaton also has a web site: www.LDanielEaton.com
In addition to the above mentioned article relating to external
orbital prostheses, we would also like to make reference
C. W. Cox, Jr., BCO, FASO comments in the Spring Edition
of Today's Ocularist in 1973. He presented a short
article on the "Illusion of Motion of Fixed Prosthetic Eyes"
where he concluded "can be achieved with certain spectacle
lenses in conjunction with the prostheses."
Congenital Anomalies (Photos