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ORIGINAL STUDY COMPETITION
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 15

OSC19: Customized liquid ocular prosthesis for anophthalmic patients suffering from dry eye: A clinical study


Date of Web Publication31-Oct-2018

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.244609

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. OSC19: Customized liquid ocular prosthesis for anophthalmic patients suffering from dry eye: A clinical study. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018;18, Suppl S1:15

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. OSC19: Customized liquid ocular prosthesis for anophthalmic patients suffering from dry eye: A clinical study. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Nov 20];18, Suppl S1:15. Available from: http://www.j-ips.org/text.asp?2018/18/5/15/244609



Rubina Gupta

Dept. of Dental Surgery, Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar (U.P.)

Problem: Prosthetic eyes often cause dryness, irritation and inflammation of the anophthalmic sockets.

Purpose: To reduce the discomfort caused due to dryness of ocular prosthesis by a custom-made hollow ocular acrylic prosthesis which is filled with lubricant drops.

Material and Method: Thirty-eight patients wearing unilateral artificial eye for more than 6 months were evaluated. An innovative method of fabricating customized hollow prosthesis is described. The prosthesis was incorporated with a hollow reservoir containing lubricant, which was slowly released onto the prosthetic surface, thus reducing dryness. The artificial tear substitutes along with cyclosporine A 0.05% was used as lubricant. The patients were then evaluated using a questionnaire, regarding the comfort, inflammation, dryness, soreness or pain and the ease of use of prosthesis. The questionnaire was filled twice, once on the 1st appointment to evaluate already worn prosthesis and the second on the scheduled appointment three months after the delivery of custom made hollow prosthesis. The statistical analysis was done by using “CHI-SQAURE” test and the 5% level of significance had been used.

Result: Post insertion of hollow prosthesis, the dryness scale reduced to an average of 0.5 from 3.75. Similarly, there was marked reduction in irritation & feeling of discomfort. The signs of inflammation (redness & Discharge) showed reduction in score from 3.75 (4.5 in stock eye and 3 in custom eye) to about 1.5.

Conclusion: Within limitations of the study, it was concluded that continuous flow of lubricant onto the dry prosthetic eye helps in reducing dryness, irritation, discomfort, soreness and inflammation, thereby increasing patient's acceptance and comfort.






 

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