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Ocular prosthetic obturator: an innovative medical device
  1. Emma Worrell
  1. Correspondence to Dr Emma Worrell, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Department, Maxillofacial Laboratory, Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3DZ, UK; emma.worrell{at}


The following article describes the methods, materials and techniques used in the long-term management of an anophthalmic patient. Following aggressive surgery to remove a squamous cell carcinoma, the patient had no orbital implant inserted at the time of surgery and remains reticent in regard to further surgery. She presented with a large orbital socket requiring imaginative and innovative ocular rehabilitation. This paper describes the materials and methods of fabricating this new and innovative medical device.

  • Prosthesis
  • Cosmesis
  • Rehabilitation

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