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Advantages and disadvantages Glass eye / plastic eye

Advantages Plastic eye:
- unbreakable
- in winter thermally more favorable than the glass eye
Plastic eyelets are recommended for exceptional handling problems of elderly or disabled people.

Disadvantages Plastic eye:
The poor wettability of the material leads to tearing of the tear film and thus to the drying of the surface of the prosthesis. That is, the liquid spreads more unevenly on the plastic surface and is repelled (hydrophobic).
- allergic reactions may occur
- PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) is soft compared to glass
- less smooth surface, since only mechanically polished
- after a short period of time already rough surface
- have to be postponed every six months
- long production time (2 to 3 days at the manufacturer)

Advantages Glass Eye:
- smooth surface, since fire polished
- made of inorganic material, therefore more compatible
- good wettability
The liquid forms a lubricating film on the glass surface (hydrophilic)
- Eye prosthesis is made within a working session
- the glass eye can be inserted and worn at the same time

Disadvantages Glass eye:
- fragile
- in winter slightly cooler than the plastic eye

Price (without guarantee):
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Further Information and Keywords



  • eye prosthesis /
  • non-limb prosthesis /
  • eye epiprosthesis /
  • prosthesis /
  • epithesis /
  • eye /
  • glass eye /
  • plastic eye /
  • paediatry /
  • artificial eye /
  • ISO 06 30 /
  • ISO 06 30 21



update status: 08.12.2016

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