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Replacement Time of Custom Ocular Prosthesis in Children: A Review Article

Saurabh Jain, Khalil Ibrahim A Idris, Neda Essa M Al Omar, Aeshah YM Atiah, Afnan YM Atiah, Aparna Aggarwal

Keywords : Custom ocular prosthesis, Eye prosthesis for children, Maxillofacial prosthodontics, Ocular prosthesis, Stock ocular prosthesis

Citation Information : Jain S, Idris KI, Al Omar NE, Atiah AY, Atiah AY, Aggarwal A. Replacement Time of Custom Ocular Prosthesis in Children: A Review Article. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (4):558-561.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1978

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The aim and objective of this article is to analyze the published literature on the replacement time of ocular prostheses in children. A systematic search of Indexed English literature up to November 31, 2020, was conducted. Data from PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane library were searched for relevant manuscripts. Predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria were used by assessors, who inspected 910 manuscripts and selected 7 manuscripts, after analyzing their full texts. Because of the constant growth of the orbital socket in children, the ocular prosthesis has to be replaced till the growth of the orbit is complete. Custom ocular prosthesis requires recurrent relining or replacement, in growing children. The rate of relining or replacement of the prosthesis varies according to the growth of the orbit. Children with ocular prostheses should be appointed biannually or quarterly for routine examination. Yearly replacement or relining of the prosthesis should be conducted. Various factors, like patient comfort, age, signs, and clinical assessment, should be evaluated before relining or replacing the old prosthesis.

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