Prosthetic Eye Clinic / Ocular Prosthesis Technologies
Inside the Prosthetic Eye and Facial Prosthesis Clinic, Little Rock, AR location
The Prosthetic Eye Clinic located within the The Center for Alloplastic Facial Reconstruction serves all the needs of prosthetic eye and facial prosthetic patients: from the initial custom design of prosthetic eyes and faces, to fitting, follow up, and on-going clinical care. Patients’ ocular prostheses and socket anatomy are continually monitored in coordination with referring ophthalmologists and oculo-plastic and plastic surgeons. In addition to the highest level of clinical prosthetic eye care, patients also have the advantage of receiving unique prosthetic technologies. One of these exclusive prosthetic technology offerings is the RealLifeEye™ Artificial Eye Technology.
Arkansas Artificial Eye Clinic
RealLifeEye™ artificial eye technology is a unique and proprietary process that produces eye prostheses that are extraordinarily like-like in appearance. The prosthetic eye irises (colored part of the eye) are filled with ultra fine stroma detail and remarkable three-dimensional depth. The RealLifeEye™ scleras (white part of the eye) with their poly-chromatic washes of color and vascular depth, also appear as living tissue.The RealLifeEye™ prosthetic eye technology is offered in varying levels of symmetry and color requirements. Most patients find the unsurpassed realism of the eye prosthesis technology more than suitable, however, for more specific needs, the RealLifeEye™ prosthetic eye technology can even be tailored to match the companion eye as a literal photographic-copy, capturing every subtile detail of the “iris-fingerprint.” This “photo-symmetry” version of the artificial eye technology is perfect for professionals such as medical doctors whose profession requires them to evaluate their patients in close proximity. Executives and other professionals also find this level of prosthetic eye detail duplicating symmetry essential for their profession.
A RealLifeEye™ Artificial Eye Prosthesis, Custom Designed For a Patient
Before and After- Patient Fitted with Two Custom Prosthetic Eyes
The unsurpassed life-like appearance of RealLifeEye™ prosthetic eye technology is attributed to the engineered combination of computer pigment printing, innovative transparent layering processes, and artistic hand-painting techniques. The diagram depicts the unique multi-step processes used to create the RealLifeEye™ prosthetic eye technology.
Video Showing Bi-lateral Prosthetic Eye Movement
Diagram of the RealLifeEye™ Prosthetic Eye Design and Creation Process
Prosthetic Eye with Prosthetic Lids and Surrounding Tissue – Orbital Prostheses
RealLifeSkin™ Orbital Prosthesis Technologies Diagram
RealLifeSkin™ Orbital prostheses (eye prostheses with prosthetic skin around the eye, creating a small hemi-facial prosthesis) are designed from several exclusive prosthetic technologies only available at the Real Life Center: The outer hyper-life-like RealLifeSkin™ prosthetic skin and the sub-dermal Intra-Anatomy™. These technologies are profiled in the Prosthetic Technologies section of the website.
Retention of RealLifeSkin™ orbital and facial prostheses is accomplished by several methods: use of our patented Intra-Anatomy™ (also called Internal Fixation Retention- IFR), osseointegration, medical adhesive, use of eye glasses, or a combination of these methods. The above diagram depicts the use of the Intra-Anatomy™ prosthesis retention method.
During the first Prosthetic Clinic visit, each patient is evaluated individually to best determine which prosthetic retention method or combination of prosthetic methods is best for them. Many patients email photographs for a pre-prosthesis evaluation in order to save on travel resources – this can be done through the online Contact Form found under the Contact section.
Intra-Anatomy™ Prosthetic Sinus Cavity and Prosthetic Orbit Technology
– Tissue Stabilization
After an exteneration surgery (removal of the full orbit of the eyeball, including intra-ocular muscles with surrounding tissue), many patients are not aware that the surrounding skin and bone will migrate into the facial/sinus cavity opening over time unless a prosthesis is fitted inside. This is especially the case when the sinus cavity is exposed. The use of Intra-Anatomy™ prosthetic sinus cavity reconstruction technology designed into the orbital/hemi-facial prosthesis naturally inhibits tissue and bone migration.
– Sinus Replication
Exteneration surgery often exposes the sinus cavity. The Intra-Anatomy™ prosthetic aspect can be designed into sinus pathways so that secretions are drained, by gravity flow, into the posterior sinus cavity, or if necessary, into to an alloplastic cup-shaped collecting cavity.
– Artificial Bone
Bone-like prosthetic removable implants are often designed into the Intra-Antomy™ prosthesis when it is needed to help improve normal speech resonance. In cases such as these, artificial bone can also act as a retentive aid and help maintain the integrity of the entire sub-dermal prosthetic section of the prosthesis.
RealLifeSkin™ Orbital Prosthesis /Hemi-Facial Prosthesis Animation Video