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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135-138

Prosthetic rehabilitation of an orbital defect: A clinical report


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Maratha Mandal's N. G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Consultant Prosthodontist and Implantologist, Thennamanadu, Orathanadu Taluk, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, RIMS, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Preethi Kusugal
Department of Prosthodontics, Maratha Mandal's N. G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belagavi, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_15_19

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Prosthetic rehabilitation of an orbital defect plays an important role in restoring aesthetics of the face. The eye is a vital organ, the loss of which requires a tailored approach for postdefect rehabilitation. Advance treatment modalities such as implant-supported orbital prosthesis have a superior outcome in terms of retention and esthetics, but due to economic factor, it is not affordable for all patients. This case report describes a simplified method for the rehabilitation of a patient with an orbital defect where retention is obtained by eyeglasses achieving satisfactory esthetics.


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