Document Type : Original Article



Esthetics is a vital social concern. The loss of any part of the body can be an extremely discouraging
occasion in a person’s life. Loss of an eye because of tumors, congenital abnormalities, and trauma
is one such troublesome situation. Eye prosthesis boosts the morale and makes the life socially
acceptable. A correctly placed ocular prosthesis should reestablish the normal opening of the eye,
support the eyelids, reestablish a degree of movement, and be satisfactorily held and esthetically
satisfying. A customized acrylic eye fulfills all these requirements. In the current article, a new and
economic technique was used to duplicate corneal prominence using a clear acrylic shell. The
characterization was further done to give a life‑like appearance to the eye prostheses.


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