KUMJ | VOL. 3 | NO. 1 | ISSUE 9 | JAN-MAR, 2005

Ocular prosthesis in children clinical report
Dixit S, Shetty P, Bhat GS


Abstract:

Children and adolescents are particularly susceptible to injuries because of their fearless manner of play and their athletic immaturity due to which irreparable trauma to the eye is very commonly seen. Glaucoma is another common cause for eye loss in children. The loss of an eye causes disfigurement of the face due to which the children become emotionally weak and conscious and avoid taking part in social events, which in turn causes anxiety, stress and depression at an early age in life. Recovery after the loss of an eye requires an adjustment to monocular vision and improvement of the appearance with the use of artificial eyes carefully prepared to match the remaining natural eye. The custom made ocular prostheses are very comfortable and help children improve their appearances, which in turn, encourages them to build up their self-confidence to return back to their social life.


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