Three-dimensional orientation of Iris in an ocular prosthesis using a customized scale

Lokendra Gupta, I. N. Aparna, B. Dhanasekar, Nayana Prabhu, Nirjalla Malla, Priyanka Agarwal

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The success of an ocular prosthesis depends largely on the correct orientation of the iris disk. Various methods have been put forth to achieve this. This article emphasizes one such simplified method, wherein a customized scale has been used to orient the iris disk mediolaterally, superoinferiorly, and anteroposteriorly in an ocular prosthesis. A scleral wax pattern was fabricated. The customized scale was used to measure the dimension and orientation of the natural iris. These measurements were then transferred to the scleral wax pattern with the customized scale. An iris disk was fabricated using black crayon on the scleral wax pattern according to the measurements. The scleral wax pattern, including the iris disk, was then placed in the eye socket to verify its dimension and orientation. A prefabricated iris disk was modified according to the measured dimensions and transferred to the final scleral wax pattern. The transfer of these dimensions to the definitive prosthesis was achieved successfully, ultimately improving the patient's social and psychological well being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Dentistry


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