• Do I need a bigger prosthetic eye if I feel the real eye behind it is getting smaller?


    Question:

    I have a prosthetic (artificial) right eye. I feel the real eye behind the prosthetic eye is getting smaller, and letting my eye close more. The eye lashes feel like they are always touching each other. If I trim the eye lash once, will I be doing this for the rest of my life? I waited 15 years to get my first prosthetic eye, and have had it for 11 years now. Do I need a new, or bigger eye?


    Answer:

    There can definitely be changes in the size of your blind eye or the surrounding tissue. In general, we suggest that you see your ocularist once a year to check the tissue behind the prosthetic, polish the prosthetic and even resize if needed.


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