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Enferm Clin. 2020 Mar;30 Suppl 2:510-513. doi: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2019.07.149.

Modification of techniques in the fabrication of ocular prostheses: A case report.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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1
Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Electronic address: ikbal_fkguh@yahoo.com.
2
Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a modification technique in ocular prostheses impression.

METHODS:

The treatment procedure with two stages of impressions, preliminary impression to get a preliminary model for special tray fabrication, then the physiological impression are performed by instructing the patient to move the eyes physiologically in all directions using the vinyl polysiloxane impression material. Inter-pupil measurement with a special ruler by making a guideline on the patient's face during the try-in process.

RESULT:

Custom ocular prostheses are made specifically according to the anatomy of the patient. It provides the benefits of eyeball movement enhancement, the proper suitability of the iris position as well as adjacent natural eyes, and good adaptation to surrounding tissues.

CONCLUSION:

Custom ocular prostheses were made specifically according to the anatomy of the patient, so it provides the benefits of eyeball movement enhancement, the proper suitability of the iris position.

KEYWORDS:

Impression material; Ocular defect; Ocular prostheses; Special ruler

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