The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society

REVIEW
Year
: 2023  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--11

A narrative review on techniques of iris replication in an ocular prosthesis


Sharayu Vinod Nimonkar1, Vikram Murlidhar Belkhode1, Chinmayee Dahihandekar1, Pranali Vinod Nimonkar2, Sweta Pisulkar1 
1 Department of Prosthodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Trauma Care Centre, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Sharayu Vinod Nimonkar
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The disfigurement associated due to the loss of an eye can cause a significant physical and psychological disturbance. Psychological distress among such unfortunate patients can be reduced by providing an artificial eye. Rehabilitating such patients with an ocular defects is the most challenging task for a prosthodontist. The custom-made ocular prostheses are preferred over the prefabricated stock eye shells as it provides intimate contact with the tissue bed, enabling an ideal fit. For an esthetic ocular prosthesis, the precise positioning of an iris is a primary requirement to avoid the squint eye appearance. Various case reports are documented in the literature for centralizing the iris in the prosthetic eye. This review article explores the established methods and techniques for positioning the iris in a custom-made ocular prosthesis.


How to cite this article:
Nimonkar SV, Belkhode VM, Dahihandekar C, Nimonkar PV, Pisulkar S. A narrative review on techniques of iris replication in an ocular prosthesis.J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2023;23:4-11


How to cite this URL:
Nimonkar SV, Belkhode VM, Dahihandekar C, Nimonkar PV, Pisulkar S. A narrative review on techniques of iris replication in an ocular prosthesis. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Feb 6 ];23:4-11
Available from: https://www.j-ips.org/article.asp?issn=0972-4052;year=2023;volume=23;issue=1;spage=4;epage=11;aulast=Nimonkar;type=0