The most common treatment option for someone who has lost an eye is Prosthetic eyes. People of all ages are fitted with prosthetic eyes after they have an eye or both eyes removed due to any traumatic eye injury or any kind of eye or facial deformity.
Prosthetic Eyes are often referred to as glass eyes, but the ocular prosthesis is made of medical grade plastic acrylic and almost looks like a convex shell. Cryolite glass is used to make ocular prostheses. Ocularists are those who make ocular prosthetics.
Vision is not provided by an ocular prosthesis; this would be possible through a visual prosthesis. A person fitted with an ocular prosthesis is completely blind on the affected side and has a one sided vision.
The price ranges approximately from Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000 and above for a single prosthetic eye in India.
To clean the discharge on the eyelids or eyelashes, use gauze or tissue soaked in cooled boiled water. For cleaning the artificial eye, use of warm water and a mild, non-perfumed soap is advised. In order to avoid dropping the prosthetic eye, rub the eye very gently, refrain from scratching.