Amakorn Poommoon, Bunyong Rungroungdouyboon and Sakchai Vongkittirux, "A Potential approach for custom-made ocular prosthesis using UV-printer", The 8th TSME International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, 12-15 December 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
The lost of an eye results in psychological impact, decrease self-esteem and low quality of life. Fabrication of a custom-made ocular prosthesis is very challenging and requires artistic skill to mimic the remaining eye. The prosthesis needs to be precisely fit and matches the color of the iris and the sclera. A cosmetically acceptable prosthesis is that reproduces the color, form and orientation of the iris and the characteristics of the sclera.
The purpose of this study was to assess the color printing of both iris and sclera of an artificial eye using UV-printer machine to process the staining procedure. It can reduce time consumed, adjustable shade and provide more stable color mapping on the acrylic resin eye prosthesis.