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Integrated Orbital Implant
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Over the years many materials have been used for Orbital Implants and they include:

  • Cartilage
  • Fat
  • Bone
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Aluminum
  • Sponge
  • Silk
  • Cork
  • Ivory
  • Asdestos
TERMINOLOGY
ACRYLIC: A plastic Methylmethacrylic Resin (PMMA).
ANTERIOR: The front or forward part of an object.
ANOPHTHALMIC: True absence of the eyeball.
BINOCULAR VISION: The ability to use the two eyes.
CONFORMER: A temporary clear prosthetic shell similar in shape of a reform prosthetic eye inserted after Enucleation or Evisceration.
CONJUNCTIVA: Mucous membrane tissue that is sutured over an implant to incase it into the orbit.
EMPIRICAL FITTING: Practical experience rather than theory.
ENUCLEATION: Complete surgical removal of the eyeball.
EVISCERATION: Surgical removal of the contents of the eyeball.
GLAUCOMA: An ocular condition in which there is a lost of visual function of the retina resulting from intraocular pressure.
HYDROXYAPATITE: Found in the harvested coral that is manufactured into an intergrated ordital implant.
IMPLANT: A prosthetic device of Acrylic or Porous material that is surgically inserted within the scleral envelope of an eviscerated eye or the socket of an enucleated eye.
IMPRESSION FITTING: Duplication of an anophthalmic socket.
LIMBUS BLEND: Translucent edge of the cornea.
MICROPHTHALMOS: An adnormally small eyeball.
MOTILITY: Moving or having the power to move spontaneously.
NECROSIS: The death of tissue or tissue cells, especially in a circumscribed portion of the body, as in gangrene, and/or the changes which take place in the cells after they have died.
OCULARIST: One who fits and fabricates custom ocular prostheses.
OPHTHALMOLOGIST: A physician who is a specialist in the disease and defects of the eye and its appendages, and in medical/surgucal treatment of these disease.
POLYMETHYLMETHACRYLATE: Plastic polymer used in the manufacture of artificial eyes.
PROSTHESIS: Any artificial part of the body.
PROTEIN DEPOSITS: A surface build-up on the ocular prosthesis of dried secretions and can cause lid margin irritation.
PTOSIS: Prolapse or falling down of the top eyelid.
PTOSIS CRUTCH: A general term identifying the various modifications to the ocular prosthesis that are designed to support the upper lid.
RETINOBLASTOMA: A congenital malignant tumor, usually observed before the age of five.
SCLERA: The white of the eye.
SCLERAL SHELL: A thin lens that fits over the Phthisical or Eviscerated globe.
SUCTION CUP: A rubber or silicone vacuum device used to remove the prosthesis.
ULCER, CORNEAL: Pathologial loss of substances of the surface of the cornea due to progressive erosion and neurosis of the tissue.