Plastic Surgery

Prosthetic Eyes

The loss of an eye from injury or other cause is unpleasant and upsetting. However it need not remain so. A prosthetic eye can look very natural, and movement is capable in come cases. Many people wear artificial eyes with great success for many years, but there are some side effects that may need surgical attention.

Side effects include sagging eyelids caused by the weight of the prosthetic or a sunken appearance of the eye area. Another condition is shrinkage or loss of shape of the eye socket. Some patients also experience migration of the socket implant, which may require replacement. New implants are available that enhance the movement of artificial eyes.

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