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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

Ocular impressions: An overview


Department of Prosthodontics including Crown and Bridge and Implantology, Yenepoya Dental College, Deralakatte, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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P Venkat Ratna Nag
Department of Prosthodontics including Crown and Bridge and Implantology, Yenepoya Dental College, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.32508

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The making of an ocular prosthesis after enucleation of the eye or the making of a cover shell prosthesis following evisceration requires an impression of the remaining ocular tissues. An accurate impression of these tissues facilitates a close adaptation of the custom prosthesis to the tissue bed, resulting in better potential for movement. This article reviews various ocular impression techniques as proposed by various authors.


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