Each prosthesis is handcrafted from start to finish. In this picture a prosthesis is being readied to test for initial color match.
Complete care is the only way to goTaking the holistic approach to constructing a prosthesis is of great importance to create the most complete prosthesis possible. There is nothing “off the shelf” or piece meal about the approach here. Combined with a sense of artistry, patients often see the benefits when compared to what they have experienced with other “teams” or non-artistic “physicians”. Patients are encouraged to do comparison shopping to ensure the best outcome available to them. The more you look, the better Genesis looks!
All phases of an orbital prosthesis are made individually, fully customized at each step. This picture shows the ocular component before application of its clear coat.
Orbital prosthetics are defined as when there is a loss of not only the eye, but surrounding tissue as well. An ocular prosthesis refers to the eye replacement itself, with surrounding tissue intact. This distinction matters in that a patient missing only the eye may be treated by an ocularist (typically board certified, and a more common clinician to be found across a given state), however when surrounding tissue is missing, it is typically beyond their scope, requiring an anapastologist or facial prosthetist. Often anaplstologists are qualified to do both the ocular component and its surrounding prosthesis. The fabrication and fitting are included in the scope of practice in their certification exams.
An ocular prosthesis or the ocular component of an orbital prosthesis is custom matched piece in and of itself. This close-up shows the detail that can be achieved!