Prosthetic eye

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Trauma, incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

There is an artificial left globe (spherical orbital implant, with overlying prosthetic eye) and evidence of previous mandibular fixation. No acute facial fracture.

Case Discussion

There are numerous types of prosthetic eyes, which depend on the type of injury / surgery and what tisses remain in the orbit. In this case an orbital implant is present (sphere) to which the extraocular muscles attach. Over this is the glass prosthetic eye, seen as a concave 'shell'. 

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Case information

rID: 32622
Published: 6th Dec 2014
Last edited: 28th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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