Facial cosmetic enhancement by secondary implant and ocular prosthesis to avoid camouflaging hair style

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Author Details : Jayanta Kumar Das*, Jico Gogoi

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 40-42


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Aim: Aim of this study is to access the improvement in psychosocial awareness and self-image of surgical anophthalmic patient after cosmetic rehabilitation with secondary implant followed by ocular prosthesis.
Materials and Methods: It was conducted with 15 surgical anophthalmic patients who maintained a special and unnatural hair style to hide the facial deformity from others. These hair styles included growing long hair on a particular side of the head, covering part of the forehead and eyes. This makes other people curious and it does not look normal.
Result: After reconstruction of the a anophthalmic socket by secondary ball implant along with scleral graft and followed by fitting of a well matching custom designed ocular prosthesis, the psychological condition, self-confidence of the patients were improved significantly. The follow up photographs of the same patient revealed that they no longer maintained the earlier special type of hair style. They looked confident in normal hair pattern.
Conclusion: The study suggest that the psychological well being of those living with facial deformity due to eye loss is related to having a pessimistic outlook and the beliefs a patients has about their appearance and how accepted they feel by the society.

Keywords: Contracted socket, Orbital implant, Socket reconstruction, Scleral graft.

How to cite : Das J K, Gogoi J , Facial cosmetic enhancement by secondary implant and ocular prosthesis to avoid camouflaging hair style. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2021;7(1):40-42

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 12-12-2020

Accepted : 22-12-2020

Available online : 28-04-2021

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