A cosmetic shell is worn over your blind or disfigured eye to create a similar effect to that of an artificial eye. We recommend a cosmetic shell for those who may have an eye that has become phthisical (shrunken) due to trauma, a congenital condition or surgery. A cosmetic shell can help to restore natural appearance.
Please note, if you have recently undergone surgery, a period of time will be required for healing and stabilisation. Your surgeon will advise you when you are ready for us to proceed. Below is an indication of what may take place during your appointments.
We endeavour to provide the best possible outcome for every patient, however there are certain factors beyond our control that may compromise the final result. Such factors may include corneal/conjunctival sensitivity, scarring, surgery, presence of adhesions, age related anatomical changes and infant compliance.