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We renew the natural you with Orbital (Eye) Prosthetics with personalized care and precision medical artistry.
The approach of Medical Art Prosthetics toward the creation of an orbital prosthesis involves medical, artistic and prosthetic components – none being more or less important than the others. Trained in basic medical sciences we understand involved anatomy to communicate with surgeons.
Skilled in art we call upon natural talent to render color and form in ways that no technology can. Experienced in prosthetics, specifically facial prosthetics, we have designed, fabricated and fit more truly aesthetic orbital prostheses than any provider in the United States.
When Quality Matters
Our design sessions are comfortable for the patient and productive for the facial anaplastologist because our specialized environment is quiet, relaxed and conducive to the unique creative technical process. Some visit us from the other side of the world for the process and results we offer. We can create for you a life-like, natural-looking new orbital (eye) prosthesis.
Longevity of our Silicone Orbital Prostheses
Orbital prostheses should be almost indistinguishable from the orbital area on the unaffected side. Since the eye changes with changing expressions, the orbital prosthesis will never be perfectly symmetrical 100% of the time. However, it should be balanced, possessing a neutral or averaged expressiveness and highly nuanced with individualized skin characteristics, eyelash/brow treatment, even simulation of skin fluids.
Generally, silicone orbital and other facial prostheses are expected to last several years before needing replacement. Design and materials play a large role in how long a prosthesis will last, but we always make an effort to follow our clients and be accessible for follow-up care. Longevity of this prosthesis was evidenced by our loyal patient’s return 14 years after receiving her first prosthesis. This was provided in our long standing partnership with Strauss Eye Prosthetics, Inc. based in Rochester, NY.
Visualize the Difference – Orbital Prosthesis Technology
Orbital prostheses are developed painstakingly by Medical Art Prosthetics, and they are crafted using many materials and treatments – more as a mixed media art project than as are functioning prostheses such as limbs and joints that are molded, milled, and bolted together.
Some of our orbital prostheses were developed using digital scanning and prototyping technology. The important message is that “advanced technology” sounds impressive but it is not synonymous with quality care or beautiful restoration results.
Our Prosthesis Process
The approach of Medical Art Prosthetics toward the creation of an orbital prosthesis involves medical, artistic and prosthetic components – none being more or less important than the others. Trained in basic medical sciences we understand involved anatomy to communicate with surgeons. Skilled in art we call upon natural talent to render color and form in ways that no technology can. Experienced in prosthetics, specifically facial prosthetics, we have designed, fabricated and fit more truly aesthetic orbital prostheses than any provider in the United States.
The creation process is comprised of many subtle technical steps in the laboratory. However, the steps that we like to work on with our patient present can be summarized using the following sequence of images:
These images represent what takes place during the 2‐4 office sessions we have with our patients. We are very flexible and can compress or extend the visits to meet the travel or time constraints of each patient. Specializing in orbital and silicone facial prosthetics means that our work is accomplished very efficiently.
Implant-retained orbital prostheses have been created by Medical Art Prosthetics’ anaplastologists since 1984 – some of the very first available in the United States. The osseointegration process is carried out in conjunction with various surgeons such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Craniofacial surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons or plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Medical Art Prosthetics has worked with many surgeons across the country to plan the surgical procedure for the precise placement of the fixtures. Hundreds of the craniofacial fixtures have been placed for patients of Medical Art Prosthetics, including many of the most recent advanced versions of Cochlear Americas Vistafix 3 System.
We spend time with each of our clients to go over how their prosthesis is positioned, removed, cleaned and cared for. Complete care and hygiene instructions for the orbital or larger upper facial prosthesis are also provided as a complete package.
Download Our Orbital (Eye) Prosthetics Info Sheet
Literature in the field of anaplastology is rare, so please download these handouts for you or your patients and print for your future reference.
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The color is good, its easy and comfortable to wear, it looks good on and it’s easy to care for. It’s great! Thanks again for a great job. You are an expert.
I think my good friend said it perfectly, “It looks amazing; you don’t look cross-eyed anymore!”
So, thank you Greg! I absolutely love it. Thank you for making me not absolutely despite getting photos taken anymore. My mom is still shocked that she has a hard time, at first glance, telling which is my real eye and which is the prosthesis. Pretty crazy!
My eye is fabulous! I’m still seeing people I haven’t seen in years and they can’t tell until I tell them about it! Everyone tells me how unbelievable it is. Close family weren’t sure which eye. A true testament to your craft! I praise the heavens for you and your commitment to helping me restore my self-esteem. I think of you daily. You are the apple of my eye!