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Clinical Ocular Prosthetics

Clinical Ocular Prosthetics


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This is the first textbook to offer a comprehensive account of ocular prosthetics and the evidence used to underpin and support this field of healthcare. It does so by bringing together information from ophthalmology, prosthetic eye and contact lens literature, and from experts actively engaged in these fields.

The book describes the psychological, anatomical and physiological aspects of eye loss as well as surgical procedures for removing the eye, patient evaluation, constructing prosthetic eyes (including prosthetic and surgical techniques for dealing with socket complications), the socket’s response to prosthetic eyes, prosthetic eye maintenance and the history of prosthetic eyes.

Though primarily intended for prosthetists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, optometrists and students in the fields of ocular medicine, maxillofacial medicine andanaplastology, the book also offers a useful resource for other health workers and family members who care for prosthetic eye patients, and for those patients seeking a deeper understanding of the issues affecting them than they can find elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319190563
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Keith R. Pine, BSc (Psych), MBA, PhD (Optom), MIMPT, is a registered clinical dental technician who has made and fitted ocular prostheses for more than 35 years. He is currently the Director of the New Zealand Artificial Eye Service, an Honorary Research Fellow with the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland, and a member of the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists in the United Kingdom.

Robert J. Jacobs, MSc, PhD Melb., GradDipBus LOSc, FAAO, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an honorary member of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists, an Associate Editor of the journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry, and a Director of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand.

Brian H. Sloan, MB ChB, FRANZCO, works in both private and public practice and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland, New Zealand (NZ). He has held fellowships in the subspecialty of Oculoplastic, Lacrimal, and Orbital Surgery in Melbourne, Australia; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; and Vancouver, Canada. He is a Senior Inspector of Training Posts for the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), and the immediate past Chairman of the RANZCO NZ branch Qualifications and Education Committee.

Table of Contents

​History of Prosthetic Eyes.- The Anophthalmic Patient.- Anatomy and Physiology.- Anophthalmia and Ocular Disfigurement.- Patient Evaluation.- Making and Fitting a Custom Moulded Prosthetic Eye.- Prosthetic Shells and Lenses.- Socket Complications.- Response of the Anophthalmic Socket to Prosthetic Eye Wear.- Mucoid Discharge Associated with Prosthetic Eye Wear.- Living with a Prosthetic Eye.

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