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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 718-722

Transforming the face of life with a customized ocular prosthesis made using digital photographic sheet

1 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, DY Patil Deemed to be University - School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Hitkarini Dental College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_2_22

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Anophthalmic eye has a physical, social, and psychological influence on the affected person. It is quite challenging to restore the normal look of the patient for bringing him to normality in society. An Indian female presented with the chief complaint of an ocular defect due to enucleation for choroidal melanoma, leading to an unpleasant facial appearance. Bearing in mind her psychological and economical status, a customized ocular prosthesis using a digital photographic film for the iris was planned, fabricated, inserted into the ocular defect, and was followed to assess improvement in quality of life. This case report describes the fabrication of an ocular prosthesis using a digital photographic sheet having multiple images of the iris of the patient's normal eye with slight variation in shade and size. Artistic skills, extra time needed in painting the iris, and errors happening due to incorrect sizing of the iris are avoided. The technique is advantageous for a setup where modern equipment is unavailable and a patient's economical status restricts the use of an expensive approach.

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