Naturally Moving Artificial Eyes

artificial eyes

Losing or irreparably damaging one’s eye can be traumatic for anyone, both physically and emotionally. Sometimes the mental trauma associated to how one looks still affects most people, even long after the injury has healed. However, for people faced with the tragic loss of an eye from trauma, tumor or infection, there is the option of undergoing an implantation procedure for artificial eyes.

What are Artificial Eyes?

Artificial eyes, or ocular prostheses, is a type of cranofacial prosthesis made from cryolite glass or plastic acrylic, that fits directly over the eye and under the eyelids. This type of prosthesis does not restore vision to the wearer, although there are other existing types of prostheses that do. Upon implantation, the eye muscles are attached to the artificial eyes and, in most cases, are coordinated with the movement of the functioning eye.

Ouloplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad uses the latest bio materials, such as hydroxyapatite, to create aesthetically-pleasing and functional-appearing artificial eyes. Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring substance that is very well accepted by the body. State-of-the-art artistic implants are available and can be matched precisely to the patient’s existing functioning eye. There are different types of artificial eyes that patients can choose from based on shape or material such as spherical or oval-shape or porous and non-porous materials.

Artificial Eye Implant

artificial eye

This 44-year old man lost one eye due to complications of
diabetes. A naturally moving artificial implant allowed him to
maintain a normal appearance.

artificial eye implant

With Dr. Prasad’s expertise, knowledge and painstaking dedication to help people restore people’s confidence, you can be sure that you will get only the best treatment and results for your case. Before making a decision, consider coming to our New York or Long Island offices for a personal evaluation with New York eyelid surgery specialist and Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad to determine what is the most appropriate procedure(s) for your specific case.

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