Enucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eyeEEnucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eyeEnucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eyeEnglishOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-07-17T04:00:00ZBeverley Griffiths, RN;Brenda Gallie, MD, FRCSC;Elise Heon, MD, FRCSC, RD;Dan DeAngelis, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000951.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn what to expect when a child receives a custom-fitted eye after an enucleation.</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="/Article?contentid=56&language=English">enucleation</a>, an operation to remove an <a href="/En/HowTheBodyWorks/Eye/Pages/default.aspx">eye</a>. After the enucleation, your child will have a temporary, prosthetic (fake) eye. After about six weeks, they will have a long-term, custom-fitted eye.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A prosthetic eye is a big contact lens. It is used right after enucleation for about six weeks.</li> <li>A custom-fitted eye is a long-term eye that your child receives when their eye socket heals. Your child should wear it all the time.</li> <li>The ocularist will check the eye regularly to make sure it is in good condition and continues to fit your child.</li> <li>If your child has any problems with the custom-fitted eye, contact the ocularist or your ophthalmologist.</li> </ul><h2>How is the custom-fitted eye made?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Long-term custom-fitted </span><span class="asset-image-title">eye</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_eye_custom_fitted_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The</figcaption><figcaption class="asset-image-caption"> eye on the right (or the boy's left eye) is custom-fitted.</figcaption></figure> <p>Your child's custom-fitted eye is made by a person called an ocularist. Your child's doctor will send your child to see the ocularist when your child's eye socket has healed.</p><p>The ocularist will take a mould of your child's eye socket and use it to create the custom-fitted eye so that it matches your child's working eye. Both eyes will be the same shape and colour. The pupil of your child's custom-fitted eye will be a normal size, but, unlike in the working eye, it will not dilate (get bigger) or contract (get smaller) when the light gets brighter or darker.</p><h2>When will my child get their custom-fitted eye?</h2> <p>Your child will get their custom-fitted eye when their eye socket finishes healing after surgery. Your child's doctor will wait until all the swelling has gone down so that the eye will fit properly. This usually happens at least six to eight weeks after surgery.</p><h2>How do I pay for the custom-fitted eye?</h2> <p>In Ontario, the <a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/" target="_blank">Assistive Devices Program (ADP)</a> will cover 75 percent of the cost of the custom-fitted eye. The eye doctor will fill in the ADP form that you will need to give to the ocularist.</p> <p>If your family has difficulty covering the rest of the cost, you can ask a social worker in the hospital for advice about other sources of funding.</p>
Comment prendre soin de l’œil artificiel de votre enfantCComment prendre soin de l’œil artificiel de votre enfantEnucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eyeFrenchOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-07-17T04:00:00ZBeverley Griffiths, RN;Brenda Gallie, MD, FRCSC;Elise Heon, MD, FRCSC, RD;Dan DeAngelis, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000951.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Sachez à quoi vous attendre lorsque votre enfant reçoit un œil fabriqué sur mesure après une énucléation.<br></p><p>Votre enfant a subi une <a href="/Article?contentid=56&language=French">énucléation</a>, c’est-à-dire, une intervention chirurgicale pour lui enlever un œil. Après l’énucléation, votre enfant aura un œil artificiel temporaire ou œil de verre. Après environ six semaines, il recevra un œil artificiel permanent, fabriqué sur mesure.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Un œil artificiel temporaire se présente sous la forme d’une grosse lentille de contact. Il doit être porté tout de suite après l’énucléation pendant environ six semaines.</li> <li>Un œil fabriqué sur mesure est un œil artificiel que votre enfant portera à long terme et qui lui est remis quand son orbite est guérie. Votre enfant devrait le porter en tout temps.</li> <li>L’oculariste vérifiera l’œil artificiel de manière régulière pour s’assurer qu’il est en bon état et qu’il est toujours bien ajusté à votre enfant.</li> <li>Si votre enfant éprouve des problèmes avec son œil fabriqué sur mesure, communiquez avec l’oculariste ou votre ophtalmologue.</li></ul><h2>Comment fabrique-t-on un œil sur mesure?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Œil artificiel permanent fabriqué sur mesure</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_eye_custom_fitted_FR.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">L’œil du côté droit (ou l’œil gauche du garçon) est un œil fabriqué sur mesure.</figcaption></figure> <p>La personne qui fabriquera sur mesure l’œil de votre enfant s’appelle un oculariste. Le médecin de votre enfant vous enverra consulter un oculariste une fois que l’orbite de l’œil de votre enfant sera guérie.</p><p>Pour fabriquer un œil sur mesure pour votre enfant, l’oculariste fera un moule de l’orbite de son œil afin qu’il corresponde à son œil fonctionnel. Les deux yeux auront la même forme et la même couleur. La pupille de l’œil fabriqué sur mesure sera de taille normale, mais, contrairement à l’œil fonctionnel, elle ne pourra pas se dilater (s’agrandir) ou se contracter (se rétrécir) lorsque la lumière devient plus brillante ou plus sombre.</p><h2>Quand mon enfant recevra-t-il son œil fabriqué sur mesure?</h2> <p>Votre enfant recevra son œil fabriqué sur mesure après l’intervention chirurgicale lorsque la guérison de l’orbite de son œil sera complète. Le médecin de votre enfant attendra jusqu’à la disparition complète de l’enflure afin que l’œil artificiel s’ajuste parfaitement, ce qui prend de manière générale au moins six à huit semaines après l’opération.</p><h2>Frais pour l’œil fabriqué sur mesure de votre enfant</h2> <p>En Ontario, le <a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/fr/public/programs/adp/contact.aspx" target="_blank">Programme d’appareils et accessoires fonctionnels (PAAF)​</a> défrayera 75 % des frais associés à l’œil fabriqué sur mesure. L’ophtalmologue remplira le formulaire PAAF que vous devrez remettre à l’oculariste.</p> <p>Si votre famille éprouve de la difficulté à défrayer le reste des coûts, pour pourrez prendre contact avec un travailleur social du centre hospitalier qui pourra vous aider à trouver d’autres sources de financement.</p>

 

 

Enucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eye50.0000000000000Enucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eyeEnucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eyeEEnglishOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-07-17T04:00:00ZBeverley Griffiths, RN;Brenda Gallie, MD, FRCSC;Elise Heon, MD, FRCSC, RD;Dan DeAngelis, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000951.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn what to expect when a child receives a custom-fitted eye after an enucleation.</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="/Article?contentid=56&language=English">enucleation</a>, an operation to remove an <a href="/En/HowTheBodyWorks/Eye/Pages/default.aspx">eye</a>. After the enucleation, your child will have a temporary, prosthetic (fake) eye. After about six weeks, they will have a long-term, custom-fitted eye.</p><h2>What is a prosthetic eye?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Prosthetic </span><span class="asset-image-title">eye</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_eye_prosthetic_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The</figcaption><figcaption class="asset-image-caption"> eye on the left (or the boy's right eye) is prosthetic.</figcaption></figure> <p>A prosthetic eye is like a big hard contact lens or plastic shell. Your child receives this eye right after an enucleation.</p><p>The prosthetic eye helps your child's eye socket heal properly. It also helps the eyelid keep its normal shape. Your child should wear the prosthetic eye all the time while their eye socket heals.</p><p>The prosthetic eye does not normally hurt your child and can be left in place if it is not causing any problems. However, you will not hurt your child or damage the eye socket if you need to remove the eye, for example if your child's eye is sore or infected. </p><h2>What is a custom-fitted eye?</h2><p>A custom-fitted eye is your child's long-term artificial, or fake, eye. It is made to be an exact fit for your child's eye socket and an exact match for your child's working eye.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A prosthetic eye is a big contact lens. It is used right after enucleation for about six weeks.</li> <li>A custom-fitted eye is a long-term eye that your child receives when their eye socket heals. Your child should wear it all the time.</li> <li>The ocularist will check the eye regularly to make sure it is in good condition and continues to fit your child.</li> <li>If your child has any problems with the custom-fitted eye, contact the ocularist or your ophthalmologist.</li> </ul><h2>How do I take care of the custom-fitted eye?</h2><p>The ocularist will tell you how to care for your child's custom-fitted eye. If you have other questions about caring for the eye, visit <a href="http://www.artificialeyecare.com/faq.html" target="_blank">www.artificialeyecare.com</a>.</p><h2>What happens if my child's custom-fitted eye comes out?</h2><p>If the custom-fitted eye falls out, putting it back in does not hurt, but it does take time and practice at first. It is a new experience for you and your child, so both of you will probably be worried until you are used to it. Once you get familiar with it, putting it back in will be easy and painless.</p><h3>How to insert the custom-fitted eye</h3><p>Follow these steps carefully to replace your child's custom-fitted eye. Your child's doctor will prescribe a special eye ointment to help.</p><ol class="akh-steps"><li>Wash and rinse your hands thoroughly.</li><li>Wash the custom-fitted eye with soap under running water. Rinse off the soap well.</li><li>Put the eye ointment into the socket and on the inside of the custom-fitted eye. This will help to make the eye slide in more easily.</li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Enucleation_step1_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Hold the eye between the thumb and first finger of one hand. Gently pull up your child's upper eyelid with the thumb of the other hand. Make sure the eyelid is dry so that it is easy to open.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Enucleation_step2_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Slide the custom-fitted eye under your child's upper eyelid into the socket.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Enucleation_step3_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Hold the custom-fitted eye in place in the eye socket under the eyelid with your first finger. Remember that, even though it looks like a real eyeball, the custom-fitted eye is just hard plastic. You are not going to hurt your child by putting a finger on the eye.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Enucleation_step4_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Pull the lower eyelid down with your thumb so that the lower edge of the eye slides into the fold behind the lower lid. You should be able to see all of the eyelashes along the lower lid when the custom-fitted eye is in place.</p></li></ol><h2>Can my child remove the custom-fitted eye at night?</h2><p>Your child's custom-fitted eye is designed to be worn day and night. It will take a while for your child to get used to wearing the eye, but it is better to leave it in place.</p><p>Rarely, you may have to take out the custom-fitted eye to clean it. When the eye is removed, it should be stored in plain water or a contact lens soaking solution to keep the plastic moist.</p><p>Your child's ocularist will tell you how often to clean the eye.</p><h2>Is the custom-fitted eye checked after my child gets it?</h2> <p>The ocularist will check the custom-fitted eye regularly to make sure it is in good condition. They will look for anything that could irritate or infect your child's eye socket, such as scratches, surface deposits (such as dust), pits or roughness.</p> <p>The ocularist will also see if the custom-fitted eye needs to be changed. The ophthalmologist (eye doctor) will tell you if your child needs check-ups more often.</p> <p>If you have any concerns or problems with your child's custom-fitted eye, call the ocularist.</p> <p>Name of ocularist: ________________________________________________</p> <p>Telephone number: _______________________________________________</p> <h2>How long will the custom-fitted eye last?</h2> <p>There is no definite answer to this question. How long a custom-fitted eye lasts depends on the child's age, how fast they grow, their physical activities or condition and how well they take care of the eye.</p> <p>Remember, your child will need to wear protective eye glasses to protect their good eye. These glasses look the same as any other eye glasses, but the lens is made of shatterproof material.</p><h2>How is the custom-fitted eye made?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Long-term custom-fitted </span><span class="asset-image-title">eye</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_eye_custom_fitted_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The</figcaption><figcaption class="asset-image-caption"> eye on the right (or the boy's left eye) is custom-fitted.</figcaption></figure> <p>Your child's custom-fitted eye is made by a person called an ocularist. Your child's doctor will send your child to see the ocularist when your child's eye socket has healed.</p><p>The ocularist will take a mould of your child's eye socket and use it to create the custom-fitted eye so that it matches your child's working eye. Both eyes will be the same shape and colour. The pupil of your child's custom-fitted eye will be a normal size, but, unlike in the working eye, it will not dilate (get bigger) or contract (get smaller) when the light gets brighter or darker.</p><h2>When will my child get their custom-fitted eye?</h2> <p>Your child will get their custom-fitted eye when their eye socket finishes healing after surgery. Your child's doctor will wait until all the swelling has gone down so that the eye will fit properly. This usually happens at least six to eight weeks after surgery.</p><h2>How do I pay for the custom-fitted eye?</h2> <p>In Ontario, the <a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/" target="_blank">Assistive Devices Program (ADP)</a> will cover 75 percent of the cost of the custom-fitted eye. The eye doctor will fill in the ADP form that you will need to give to the ocularist.</p> <p>If your family has difficulty covering the rest of the cost, you can ask a social worker in the hospital for advice about other sources of funding.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Enucleation_step3_MED_ILL_EN.jpgEnucleation: Caring for your child's custom-fitted (artificial) eyeFalse

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