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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 545-547

An innovative impression technique for fabrication of a custom made ocular prosthesis


1 Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Dr. Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.162626

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Various impression and fitting techniques have been described in the past for restoring ocular defects. The present article describes a new direct impression technique for recording and rehabilitating ocular defects, by custom-made ocular prosthesis. All the techniques described in the history, mainly concentrated in recording the tissue surface of the defect, which made it difficult to contour the palpebral surface resulting in the poor esthetics of the prosthesis. The present impression technique uses heavy bodied polyvinyl siloxane impression material, which facilitates accurate recording of the tissue surface and the palpebral surface of the defect, resulting in the fabrication of functionally and esthetically acceptable prosthesis.


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