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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-102

Basic principles of rehabilitation for lost eye: A dentist's perspectives

1 Department of Dentistry, FH Medical College, Tundla, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Simranjeet Kaur
Department of Dentistry, FH Medical College, Tundla, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.157042

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Various maxillofacial prostheses are made from materials used in dentistry. The treatment of the patient who loses one or both eyes is a challenging task for the clinician. A multidisciplinary approach is required to fulfill the needs and expectations of an anophthalmic patient. Dentists are now playing a major role in this regard as they are more familiar with the materials used for artificial eyes. Ocular prosthesis is an artifi cial replacement of the eye. The article describes the overall management and treatment of an anophthalmic patient, followed by a procedure for an easy fabrication of a custom-fi tocular prosthesis.

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