Effective Use of a Ready-made Ocular Prosthesis for Contracted Anophthalmic Socket Reconstruction Surgery
Hiroko Taneda* and Shigemi Sakai
Department of Plastic Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare Mita Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hiroko Taneda
Department of Plastic Surgery
International University of
Health and Welfare Mita Hospital
1-4-3 Mita, Minatoku, Tokyo 108-8329, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 25, 2013; Accepted Date: March 11, 2013; Published Date: March 14, 2013
Citation: Taneda H, Sakai S (2013) Effective Use of a Ready-made Ocular Prosthesis for Contracted Anophthalmic Socket Reconstruction Surgery. Anaplastology 2:107. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000107
Copyright: © 2013 Taneda H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The use of an ocular prosthesis often helps to minimize the psychological problems associated with eye loss. Unfortunately, the anophthalmic socket sometimes contracts in patient’s long life time. To solve this problem, an anophthalmic socket reconstruction is indicated and the reconstruction requires creating a cavity of the appropriate size and shape for retaining an ocular prosthesis. In a reconstruction surgery, to expand the contracted anophthalmic socket, an ocular conformer is commonly employed with a free skin
graft. To create an anophthalmic socket cavity appropriate for an ocular prosthesis, we used a ready-made ocular prosthesis as the ocular conformer with a free skin graft. We believe that this method is optimal for creating the required hemispherical shell shape cavity in the anophthalmic socket in order to wear an ocular prosthesis successfully.