• 1 Prosthodontic Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • 2 Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service, Prosthodontic Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • 3 Division of Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics), School of Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 4 College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
Work, 2021 Jun 25.
PMID: 34180457 DOI: 10.3233/WOR-213519


BACKGROUND: Two patients received ocular injuries from rusted metallic projectiles at their industrial workplaces. Said injuries resulted in the loss of their eyes by evisceration surgeries to prevent fatal infections.

CASE DESCRIPTION: The first case, a man in his twenties, received a stock conformer immediately after surgery and started prosthetic therapy within 2 months. The second case, a man in his forties, started prosthetic therapy after 10 years. Definitive custom ocular prostheses were fabricated and relined according to conventional protocol.

RESULTS: On issue of the prosthesis, there was adequate retention, aesthetics and stability to extra-ocular movements and treatment was considered successful for both cases. However, follow-ups showed noticeable prosthetic eye movements for case 1 which, to some extent mimicked the physiologic movement of its fellow natural eye. Case 1 adjusted to his prosthesis better while case 2 was still adjusting with little to no physiologic movement.

CONCLUSION: Prosthetic rehabilitation should be started as early as possible to obtain optimum rehabilitative results.

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