Clinical Ocular Prosthetics by Keith R. Pine, Brian H. Sloan, Robert J. Jacobs

By Keith R. Pine, Brian H. Sloan, Robert J. Jacobs

This is the 1st textbook to supply a complete account of ocular prosthetics and the facts used to underpin and help this box of healthcare. It does so via bringing jointly info from ophthalmology, prosthetic eye and phone lens literature, and from specialists actively engaged in those fields.

The ebook describes the mental, anatomical and physiological facets of eye loss in addition to surgeries for removal the attention, sufferer overview, developing prosthetic eyes (including prosthetic and surgical options for facing socket complications), the socket’s reaction to prosthetic eyes, prosthetic eye upkeep and the background of prosthetic eyes.

Though essentially meant for prosthetists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, optometrists and scholars within the fields of ocular drugs, maxillofacial medication and anaplastology, the publication additionally deals an invaluable source for different medical examiners and family who deal with prosthetic eye sufferers, and for these sufferers looking a deeper realizing of the problems affecting them than they could locate elsewhere.

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29 The flame is used to smooth out the posterior aspect of the eye Fig. 30 Preformed glass eyes are demonstrating some of the steps during manufacture Fig. 31 Phillip Henry Mules’ obituary appeared in the British Medical Journal in 1905 Fig. 32 A tray of assorted glass eyes imported from Germany by Peacock Optometrists who practised in Auckland in the early 1900s Fig. 33 This article comments on the glass eye industry in England early in the twentieth century Fig. 34 Prosthetic eyes have always been an easy target for black humour Fig.

2 Aetiology of Eye Loss The data introduced below are derived from the 2012 study of prosthetic eye wearers in New Zealand [1]. The data are specific to New Zealand prosthetic eye wearers, and while the information may not be directly applicable to other countries, it provides an insight into the biosocial aspects of anophthalmic populations generally. The gender breakdown for prosthetic eye wearers in the New Zealand study was 59 % men and 41 % women. The highest proportion of eyes lost from all causes occurred between ages 1 and 9 years inclusive (15 % of all eyes lost).

40 Fig. 41 Fig. 42 Fig. 43 Fig. 44 Fig. 45 xxxv Late twentieth-century custom-made PMMA eye German glass eyes became unavailable at the start of World War II Early twentieth-century stock glass eyes Manufacturing PMMA prosthetic eyes using dental equipment and materials. 2 Approximate number of prosthetic eye wearers in various countries Ratios of men to women whose eye loss was due to accidents from 1960 to 2010 Overview of prosthetic eye making and fitting Trade-offs that must be resolved during the positioning of the iris/corneal unit and shaping of the wax prosthesis Overview for thin scleral shell making and fitting Socket complications broadly listed in descending order of importance Socket complications are listed in descending order of importance xxxvii About the Authors Keith R.

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