The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Resolving poor ocular prosthesis

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This young man has problem with his left prosthesis due to progressive shallowing of the inferior fornix. The false eye has the tendency to drop out and appears bigger than the opposite eye. Reconstruction of the socket with inferior fornix deepening is proposed but he declines. To make the prosthesis fits better, the dental technician grinds the edges of the prosthesis to achieve a better cosmesis.

 

Poor fitting of the left prosthesis.

 

Prosthesis before and after grinding (below).

 

Better cosmesis following grinding of the prosthesis.

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