When the eye of a person is damaged due to injury or disease, the surgeon removes the eye ball from the orbit to avoid the risk of life or risk to the other eye of the patient. Lost eye is mechanically replaced by an ocular implant to fill up the orbital volume lost after enucleation or evisceration to achieve better cosmosis and rehabilitation of the anophthalmic patient.
IFGL Bio Ceramics is pleased to introduce CeraEye Integrated Orbital Implants / Spheres made of Synthetic Porous Hydroxyapatite Ca10(P04)6(OH)2as per know-how developed by Central Glass & Ceramic Reseach Institute, Kolkata (India), a constitutent laboratory of Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR), India. Unlike glass and or polymer based ones with which lots of disadvantages and high rate of exclusion are associated, CeraEye Orbital Spheres are made of Synthetic hydroxyapaptite material, which is both bio compatible and bio active. Term Synthetic refers to manufacturing of Hydroxyapaptite by a process which develops a highly porous, fully inter connected bio compatible ceramic matrix, which is similar in structure to natural bone. Bio compatible means a prosthesis which can fit in the human body without any reaction or rejection. Similarly, bio active means reaction of Hydroxyapatite in a postive manner to form bonds with local cells. Because of this, adjacent tissues integrate with prosthesis and provide stability and motion to the same.
CeraEye Integrated Orbital Implant / Sphere are also porous and thus have the ability to accept a motility / support peg. When fully vascularized, they can support complete epithelialization of the internal surfaces of the peg hole, thereby healing the implant from external environment and preventing infection. Presnetly
Coralline-derivedhydroxyapatite ocular implants are also used for reconstruction after enucleation and evisceration, however main draw backs thereof are
- Tailor making of orbital implant with respect to porousity and pore size is not possible.
- Rough outer surface of the implant abrades the overlying conjucnctiva and Tenon's capsule.
- Implant can not be used as such without wrapping with donor sclera or coating.
- Additional Surgery is needed to harvest a donor sclera
- Chances of HIV infection through donor sclera. CeraEye Synthetic Hydroxyapaptite Orbital Implant takes care of aforesaid drawbacks in as much as is an ocular implant with tailor made properties with respect to total mass, porosity, pore size and surface roughness. Tailor made ocular implant is not possible with coralline desirved calcium hydroxyapatite.
Following are the Advantages, Salient Features, Characteristics of CeraEye Synthetic Hydroxyapatite Orbital Implant / Spher