Treatment instructions for artificial eyes

 

The artificial eye is specifically and individually prepared for the eye socket of each patient. We guarantee the wearer of the prosthesis a natural copy of the eyeball and a trouble-free placement in the eye socket in order to resume a confident personal appearance.
Thanks to the good resistance against the caustic tear fluid and the optimal mucous compatibility of the special-glass, no unpleasant reactions are known, therefore glass artificial eyes are excellently tolerated by all patients. (See also "material comparison" and "the artificial eye" .) Nevertheless, should problems develop, please return them to a competent Ocularist and heīll gladly help you.

 

Treatment of the artificial eye   to summery

 

If it is possibly the artificial eye should be cleaned at least once a day with tepid water (even better would be twice a day, mornings and evenings).
When there are obstinate debosits, you should soak the prosthesis in water for a short time so that the deposits will soften and perhaps then you may use a soft toothbrush. If there are still resistant depositis, we recommend a solution of common salt (1 teaspoons of salt in one liter boiled or distilled water). You should leave the prosthesis (after cooling) for 10 min. in the solution and then rinses the prosthesis thoroughly again after each cleaning. Avoid the use of hard objects or caustic liquids on the surface because this could lead to a deterioration of the surface structure.
Itīs a matter of personal discretion, if the artificial eye should be worn during the night or stored in a dry avaible box. It certain shouldnīt be storen in water because this can lead to the development of deposits.

Please take notice of the following by the treatment of an artificial eye:

If you should rub or wipe the eye, then please do this action always in direction towards the nose, otherweise it could happen that you rotate the prosthesis and it has an improper placement and then there is the possibility that it could  fall out.

To avoid damage to the glass-eye, you shouldnīt take it out over the wash-basin or another hard surface ! The best situation would be when you put a mirror on the table and lay for safety-sake a towel underneath. Itīs always a possibility that the prosthesis slips out of your hand because it īs moist and slippery, and if it falls on a soft surface, it wonīt shatter. A cracked prosthesis should never  be worn.

 

     Location of the artificial eye in the eye socket

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Figure of the location of the artificial eye in the socket

 

     Placement and fitting of the artificial eye in the eye socket   to summery

When you insert the artificial eye, you should push it under the raised upper eyelid (Palpebra superior) into the upper fold. It is important that the small part lies towards the nose, and the large part towards the temple (see illustration above).
If the form of your prosthesis should be different to this description then you will be informed separatly about this.
Now you hold the prosthesis in this position, pull down the lower eyelid (Palpebra inferior) and press the prosthesis easily into the lower fold of the eye socket.
Before you insert the artificial eye, it can be dipped in tepid water so that it glides better into the eye socket. You can also clean the socket at the same time.

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fitting figure

 

  Removal of the artificial eye from the eye socket   to summery

 

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When you remove the eye prosthesis you take the small glass-stick and press it with the bent part on the lower eyelid (Palpebra inferior). During this procedure, you should be looking upwards. This makes it easier to remove the prosthesis.
You should try to get the glass-stick behind the lower border of the prosthesis and pull gently. The prosthesis will glide out easily.


Instead of using the small glass-stick, you can also push down the lower eyelid with your fingers. You simply push the forefinger under the border of the prosthesis, clasp with the middle finger on it and remove her downwards.

Now you can clean the artificial eye and the eye socket using prescribed medication from your doctor.

 

figure of the removal with the small stick

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figure of the removal with the fingers

 

Usage (wearing) time of the artificial eye

 

Even though each artificial eye is robust, it is subject to a certain amount of natural wear and tear attrition. The strength of this attrition depends on different factors such as the environmental conditions, caustic strength and nature of the flow of tears, insufficient closing of the lids, the eye socket itself, etc.
When you have the unpleasant feeling of a rough surface in your eye socket and there is an elevated lacrimation and/or a stronger reddening of the socket, then itīs time for the removal of the artificial eye.
A timely changing or polishing of the prosthesis protects the socket and it prevents consequently prospective problems. According to our experience, the proper time period is approximately 1 year.

 

We hope that we could help you with this treatment instructions in order to answer your questions and problems. Nevertheless, if something should be still unclear please contact us under  infos@augenprothese.at .


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