Note: **Doctor Resource. *Ocularist Resource
A prosthetic eye is completely aesthetic. It does not function as an actual organ.
An implant is placed in the eye socket then the prosthetic eye is formed to fit in it to provide some movement. Usually movement is a bit limited creating the appearance of a lazy eye.
Generally no. A prosthetic eye is a part of you. Taking it out frequently upsets the balance of the anatomy. Generally, prosthetic eyes are removed every six months for a polishing to remove build-up that forms on the surface and to evaluate the fit.
Activities that put more pressure on the prosthetic eye such as skydiving, snorkeling or riding on a rollercoaster can cause discomfort and increased mattering or discharge.
Ocularists are the amazing, creative medical artists who design and paint them. They go through many years of schooling and apprenticeship to develop their skills. A BCO (Board Certified Ocularist) has gone through intense training and examinations and must re-certify every six years.
A good ocularist can construct a prosthetic eye in a couple of days.
Medical conditions such as cancer, retinal detachments, accidents, physical abuse and facial reconstructions are a few of the things that can cause the removal of an eye. There is no set rule for when a person should have an eye removed. Some people fight for years to keep their eyes.
Bad things happen to good people. No one is to blame. Getting an eye removed can bring relief to people who are fighting chronic pain.