Only one of the eyes in the above photo is a real one. Look at both eyes and decide on your answer. You can scroll down to know the answer.
A #Customized ocular prosthesis (prosthetic eye) 👁️ surgery is considered when we have to remove an #eye due to one of the following reasons:
1. Eye Cancer (for example Retinoblastoma in children)
2. Irreparable eye injury due to trauma (children & adults)
3. Cosmetically disfigured eyeball with no hope of visual rehabilitation and which may or may not be painful.
There are two stages in achieving great outcomes.
Stage 1- #Surgery performed by an #oculoplastic surgeon. The surgery involves #Enucleation (eyeball being removed)/#Eviceration (the contents of the eyeball removed retaining the outer white scleral shell) and globe volume is then replaced with an appropriately sized #orbital #implant.
Stage 2- After the eye socket heals which takes about 6 weeks, an #ocularist (a professional who fabricates prosthetic eyes) then fabricates a customised ocular prosthesis which fits perfectly in the patient’s socket. This prosthetic eye looks similar to the other eye including co-ordinated movements making it look natural.
This young patient had suffered trauma to one of his eyes in childhood and wanted a cosmetic artificial eye which looked just like his other seeing eye. He underwent a customised ocular prosthesis surgery. Needless to say he was very happy with the outcome.
For details of this surgery and for appointments
⏲Surgery time: 45 mins
💉Anaesthesia: Done under Local/Sedation
🗓️Downtime: 6 weeks
📈Duration of effect: Long term
📠 Phone: +91 80 2502 3257
🖥️ Website: www.drraghurajhegde.com