Ocular prosthetics - Moorfields Eye Hospital
An eye for an eye: ocular prosthesis in Korle Bu, ..
A subgroup analysis of the end-stage eye disease population failed to demonstrate any significant difference in the primary cause that led to the need of an ocular prosthesis application, classified as anterior- or posterior-segment related. Specifically, in our study population 52% of all patients received an ocular prosthesis following an anterior ocular disease or surgical complication from an anterior ocular disease, and 48% of all patients received an ocular prosthesis following a posterior ocular disease or surgical complication from a posterior ocular disease.
Ocular prosthesis replaces a missing right eye.
n 1755, French physician and scientist Charles Leroy discharged the static electricity from a Leyden jar—a precursor of modern-day capacitors—into a blind patient’s body using two wires, one tightened around the head just above the eyes and the other around the leg. The patient, who had been blind for three months as a result of a high fever, described the experience like a flame passing downwards in front of his eyes. This was the first time an electrical device—serving as a rudimentary prosthesis—successfully restored even a flicker of visual perception.
Michael Palese | Mount Sinai - New York
The analysis of the incidence revealed a gradual increase of prosthesis application for ocular tumors, which probably reflects the progress in early diagnosis and treatment, that reduced the mortality rates of these unfortunate events.,
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Ocular tumors represented the third most frequent cause (14.58%) of ocular prosthesis application. Among them, retinoblastoma was the most frequent (51.6%), which may be explained by the higher number of patients in the 0–5 years age group, reflecting the need of a prompt application of an ocular prosthesis in children in order to develop a normal facial symmetry., Melanoma was the second most frequent tumor (44.5%), and was also observed in adult prosthesis wearers. The distribution according to gender did not show a statistically significant difference, as already reported in scientific literature.