The artificial eye is fitted to replace the lost volume of the socket and to restore natural appearance and movement. It is fitted after enucleation of the anterior segment of ocular evisceration. It is made of acrylic and it can withstand time, climate or any other element that could affect the eye. It also readily adapts itself to the temperature of the socket. The object of fitting an ocular prosthesis (artificial eye) is:

To maintain shape and the movement of the eyelid and for cosmetic purposes To retain the tone of facial muscles to prevent alterations of features To prevent foreign bodies from entering the ocular cavity To prevent accumulation of fluid in the cavity and to direct secretions to proper channels.

Available Sizes: Right and Left Eye; 20mm, 22mm, 24mm, 26mm and 28mm.

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.

Conformers are used after enucleation to conform to the conjunctival sac fornices. They should adhere closely to the socket contour and fill the depths of the fornices without stretching them. Easy closure of the eyelids after the conformer is slipped into place usually indicates proper fit. Most of the conformers have one, three and five drainage holes to allow mucoid discharge to escape and to facilitate the insertion of postoperative medication.

Uses of Conformers are as follows:
Conformers are used in patients with chemotic prolapsing conjunctiva They are used for prevention of the cul-de-sacs following chemical burns or traumatic avulsion of the conjunctiva They are also used after insertion of certain implants with a pressure dressing to lessen edema.

Available Sizes: URight and Left Conformer; 20mm, 22mm, 24mm, 26mm and 28mm.

Fornices open conformers are also known as Symblepharon rings.
They should be immediately inserted to prevent adhesions and shortening of the fornices and cul-de-sacs.
This conformer reduces scarring and keeps the lids away from an irritable eye.
This helps the patient feel more comfortable.

Available Sizes: Universal; 22mm, 24mm, 26mm and 28mm.

Spherical implant is positioned within tenon’s capsule without attachment to the orbital tissue. During the version movements, the fornices of the enucleated socket retracts and lengthens on the side towards the direction of the gaze because contraction of the muscles and Tenon’s layer occur on that side.

The objectives of the spherical implants are as follows:
It provides motility to the prosthesis.
It generally prevents cause of pressure necrosis

Available Sizes: 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24mm.

Castroveijo implant imparts motility to the prosthesis by acting as a smooth convex pivotal surface over which the artificial eye or cosmetic shell glides during shortening and lengthening of the fornices. Anteriorly, it has a central depression surrounded by four bridges. The four rectii muscles are accommodated in the tunnels situated directly beneath the bridge and the end of the opposed muscles are sewn so as to overlap each other. The implant is completely buried under the tenon’s capsule.

The advantages of Castroveijo implants are as follows:

It provides better motility and requires very little adjustments from the ocularists.
It provides support for the artificial eye and makes it look sulken.
It also serves to prevent bony deformity of the orbital wall.
It also helps to maintain the normal size of the socket.

Available Sizes: 13mm, 15mm and 17mm.

These are made specifically to protect the cornea while carrying out the procedure for eye lid surgeries. Corneal protectors are made up of PMMA material and are of universal shape i.e they can be used for right or left eye.

Available sizes: 22mm, 24mm, 26mm & 28mm

These sizers are used to estimate the depth and size of the cavity before any implant can be inserted.

Sizer box contains : 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm.

These are pumps which enable ease in handling of prosthesis or corneal shields while taking placing or removing them from the patient cavity. These are made of silicon material.

SMR Ophthalmic introduces "Model Eyes" for equipment manufacturers, ophthalmologists and aspiring medical students. With our model eyes, manufacturers can demonstrate the utility of their diagnostic and surgical instruments. We also aim to facilitate Doctors to teach and provide a better understaning of various ophthalmic diseases to their students using our variety of model eyes. Our range ofModel Eyes along with their brief description and area of application are listed below:

Model Eye's for Retinal diseases
In this category we have model eyes which show diseases like ROP & retinal detachment. In a normal eye, the retina can only be visualised with the aid of diagnostic lenses I Microscopes I Retinal imaging equipments. Our model eye consists of an acrylic eye with either 8mm or 2mm pupillary aperture and the entire internal structure of retina. The artificial globe is also filled up with Silicon oil so as to resemble vitreous filled posterior chamber of the normal eye. These model eyes are very helpful for the professors to demonstrate various pathologies to their student as they would appear in a natural eye of the affected patients. Alternatively, they can be used by Equipment sellers to demonstrate the utility of their diagnostic tools at doctor's clinics or during conferences or CME.

Incase, if you need any specific retinal diseases likeARMD, diabetic retinopathy (ROP) etc. other than the two mentioned above we can custom make for you, as per your specifications.

Model Eyes for Gonioscopy
These model eyes are specifically designed to allow viewing of the anterior chamber angle of the eye with the help ofGoniolens. All the landmark structures of the angle can be seen with precision and hence these model eyes are useful for doctors to demonstrate and teach mock Gonioscopy teclmiques to the students in absence of real patients. Also, they are extremely useful for the Gonio lens manufacturers to demonstrate their products at various occasions like conferences, CME's, meetings etc when patients are not available.

Model Eyes for slit lamp
We also make model eyes for slit lamp analysis. These are eyes which can be fixed on the chin rest stand of the slit lamp and then demonstrate utility of the slit lamp and the BIO lenses like the 90D/78D in examining the retina. Manufacturers of BIO lenses can use to demonstrate various lenses by fixing this model eye on the slit lamp during the conferences or any other events. These model eyes show the internal structure of the retina and the doctor can have a clear understanding of the image magnification and field of view in case of different alternative BIO lenses being demonstrated.

Special Model eyes for Retinal instruments demonstration
These model eyes have three holes on the sclera, to mimic the three ports sclerotomy site incisions which are made during retinal surgeries. These eyes show the internal structure of the retina as in case of a normal eye. The aim of these eyes is to allow the retinal instruments manufacturers to demonstrate the usage of their instruments at use as in a normal eye in Conferences.