Cosmetic shell is used in case of disfigured eye only if there is no danger to the patient in the retention of the sightless eye. It is extensively used after evisceration. It is made of acrylic and it is lighter and thinner than artificial eye.
There are two types of cosmetic shells:
Cosmetic shell with transparent sclera: This is used in the absence of iris or lack of iris pigmentation when the sclera portion of the eye is not damaged and only the iris is disfigured.
Cosmetic shell with opaque sclera: This is used after evisceration when the sclera portion is damaged along with the iris portion.
Available Sizes : Universal; 22mm, 24mm, 26mm and 28mm.