Expander Eye Prosthesis Assisting Ocular Rehabilitation in Child with Eye Loss ZD06-ZD08
Dr. Marcelo Coelho Goiato,
Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Araçatuba Dental School, São Paulo State University - UNESP,
José Bonifácio, 1193, Araçatuba, São Paulo, BRAZIL-16015-050.
This clinical report describes the ocular rehabilitation of a child, initially using an acrylic expander and subsequently the conventional prosthesis. A two-month-old anophthalmic female patient was referred to Araçatuba Dental School, for rehabilitation with ocular prosthesis. The treatment chosen was the manufacturing of expander prostheses changed periodically until the socket reached an adequate size, so that a definitive ocular prosthesis could be installed. The acrylic expander remained in patient’s anophthalmic socket for 60 days in order to restore its volume. After this period, ocular prosthesis was installed and replaced according to facial growth. It can be observed that the expander prostheses increased the anophthalmic cavity and provided patient’s adaptation for using an ocular prosthesis. The ocular prosthesis set the face aesthetic balance which eventually reflects positively on psychological and social development of the child.