Prosthetic Eye Movement
One of the challenges of fitting a prosthetic eye is ensuring that it moves in a natural way. In a healthy eye, the movement is controlled by a complex system of muscles that allow the eye to move in various directions. A prosthetic eye, on the other hand, is not able to move in the same way. Instead, it relies on the movement of the surrounding muscles and skin to create the illusion of movement.
Traditionally, prosthetic eyes were made in a limited number of stock shapes. However, these stock shapes don’t provide a good fit for every individual. This results in a less natural appearance and movement of the prosthetic eye.
To address this issue, custom impression fit prosthetic eyes have been developed. With this technique, a mold is made of the individual’s eye socket. This allows a prosthetic eye to be created that is tailored to the unique shape of their eye socket. This results in a better fit and more natural movement of the prosthetic eye.
Custom impression fit prosthetic eyes are a superior option to stock shapes. They provide a better fit and more natural movement. This can improve the appearance and comfort of the prosthetic eye, helping the individual to feel more confident and comfortable in their daily life.