Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia

Anophthalmia/ Microphthalmia is rare, but the exact incidence is unknown. One report from a prospective study of 50,000 newborns found an incidence of microphthalmia of 0.22 per 1,000 live births. In a recent study in England, the prevalence of anophthalmia and microphthalmia was 1.0 per 10,000 births.

A/M can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired later in life. A/M can occur alone or along with other birth defects. A/M may result from inherited genetic mutations, sporadic genetic mutations,  chromosome abnormalities, prenatal environmental insult or other unknown factors.

If your child has been diagnosed with congenital anophthalmia or congenital microphthalmia, and surgery is not recommended, you will most likely be referred to an ocularist.  Their objective will be to restore your child’s appearance, and support normal eye socket development.  This may include using progressive expanding conformers to enlarge the eye socket cavity for artificial eye retention.

As a parent of a child in need of an artificial eye, your involvement is invaluable to the ultimate success of their outcome. Parents will be asked to play an important role throughout this process, including in-clinic participation and at-home reinforcement.  International Prosthetic Eye Center, has extensive experience in the specialized fitting and fabrication techniques needed for pediatric patients.  The relationship between ocularist, parent, and child will be based on open communication and trust. In advance of each procedure, your ocularist will inform you of the steps involved and expected results. This two-way communication will remove your fears and ensure a positive experience.

There are several paper and research have bee done By Dr Kuldeep Raizada, Ph D, B.C.O., B.A.D.O. on various techniques of improving the cosmetic and functional outcome around the world.

You can see some of the patients, who have undergone for procedure at international Prosthetic Eye Center, India