Specialist terms

Not everyone is well versed in the terminology used by an ocularist, so we have compiled a list of the most important specialist terms and sorted them in alphabetical order for your convenience.

Anophthalmia

primary: the total absence of one or both eyeballs from birth or following the removal of the bulbus oculi

secondary: Degeneration of the eyeball

Atrophy

A wasting or decrease in size of organs or parts thereof

Bulbus (Bulbus oculi)

Eyeball

Conformer

Dummy -> provisional ocular prosthesis

Cryolyte glass

Special glass for the manufacture of ocular prostheses

Enucleation (enucleatio bulbi)

Removal of the eye due to medical indication

Epithesis

Facial prosthesis -> Reproduction of the eye area with incorporated ocular prosthesis

Interim prosthesis

Dummy -> provisional ocular prosthesis

Microphtalmia

Congenital smallness of one or both eyeballs

Orbit

Eye socket

Phthisis bulbi

Atrophy of the eyeball with disorganization and shrinkage

Postoperativ

after the operation

Preoperative

before the operation

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