At FaceRestoration, we understand the distress of losing vision, and eye removal is always a last resort. We offer a wide range of treatments and ocular prosthesis for patients that want comfortable and realistic results. Our award-winning ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeons will safely take care of everything from consultation and diagnosis to treatment and post-op care should you require further socket revision treatment.
AT A GLANCE
DETAILS ABOUT THE TREATMENT
HOW SOON AFTER EYE REMOVAL CAN I HAVE A PROSTHESIS?
Usually the socket is allowed to heal for 3 months before fitting a permanent prosthesis.
CAN I HAVE A PROSTHESIS WITHOUT REMOVING THE EYE?
There are some situations where a cosmetic contact lens is more appropriate than eye removal.
WHERE DO I HAVE MY PROSTHESIS FITTED?
Our Consultants work closely with ocular prosthetic specialists to provide and care for your prosthesis.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY PROSTHESIS PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED?
This should be performed annually.
WHY FACE RESTORATION?
FEATURES, ADVANTAGES, & BENEFITS FOR OUR PATIENTS
Consultants Dr Rachna Murthy, and Dr Jonathan Roos, are leading ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons and write peer reviewed papers on eye health and eye aesthetics. At FaceRestoration, you will be seen and treated by both consultant surgeons who can support you through every stage of the process.
Many patients experience profound sadness or loss after losing an eye. People’s emotions might change, and it can be challenging to accept the loss. It is also usual to have the sensation that the eye is still present or to have temporary visual hallucinations. These will get better with time.
If patients are having difficulty coping, they may choose to seek therapy, which will allow them to speak things through and come to terms with how they are feeling. We work with a multidisciplinary team and can help to source counsellors and therapists with a deep understanding of eye conditions.
Glass was previously used to make “glass eyes.” Prosthetic eyes are now often composed of durable, plastic acrylic. The prosthetic eye is in the shape of a shell.
The prosthetic eye is worn on top of an ocular implant. The ocular implant is a hard, circular object that is permanently implanted into the eye socket.
Before insertion, an ocular implant is usually wrapped with live tissue or synthetic cushioning for comfort.
The aesthetics of a compromised eye socket can be greatly improved with a prosthetic eye. Moreover, It is far preferable than wearing an eye patch or bandage for the great majority of patients.
An ocular implant and prosthesis prevent the tissues in the eye socket from developing to fill the empty area if the entire eye is removed. Vision cannot be restored with a prosthetic eye.
After eye removal surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment to ensure that the area has healed fully – this is approximately 3-6 weeks after surgery. If there is no residual discomfort or swelling, you will have a bespoke prosthetic eye prepared. Your new artificial eye will be custom-made to match your other eye as closely as possible.
The artificial eye is made by creating a mould of the eye socket. This is a comfortable procedure and will help to ensure that your new orbital implant will fit well. You’ll then return at a later date to have the prosthesis fitted.
ALWAYS FAIR AND ALWAYS CLEAR
£250 for consultation
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