The artificial eye is used for rehabilitation in the event of loss of a visual organ due to an accident, Illness or from birth.
The wear and tear of the artificial eye depends on various factors:
- Environmental influence
- Condition of the eye socket
- Strength of the secretion
- Inadequate eyelid closure etc.
- Natural wear and tear due to the action of the corrosive tear fluid
- Average wearing time: 1-2 years
- In the case of increased environmental pollution, the wearing time can be reduced
The question of whether the artificial eye can be worn day and night should be decided on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the ocularist.
- Repairing a damaged prosthesis is not possible
- Should the eye break, pick up fragments for new manufacture
- Optimal adaptation of the prosthesis only possible in person
Verur a worn artificial eye mild discomfort in the eye socket. The surface of the prosthesis, which has become rough, can severely irritate the eye socket. The first sign that the prosthesis needs to be replaced is increased tear flow. The eye socket becomes red and in the further course there may be a thick, yellowish discharge. At this stage, ophthalmological help must be sought in order to prevent the inflammation from spreading to the entire eye socket. A regular check of the eye socket by your ophthalmologist and the eventual annual renewal of the eye prosthesis by the expert ocularist ensures that the artificial eye can be worn without any problems.
Outside Europe, various countries are supplied with collection eyes (eye prostheses in different colors, sizes and anatomical shapes). Custom-made products are also available for hospital needs (e.g. Illig shells, perforated prostheses).
In Germany, all statutory health insurers cover the costs of eye prostheses. An own share of 10 EUR
remains, provided that there is no exemption from the additional payment.
The price is available on request from the manufacturer / distributor.