Monday, January 28, 2013

How to make an artificial eye


(Video link) Making an artificial eye requires a lot of custom craftsmanship. The result is almost undetectable.
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6 comments:

Eric Scales said...

Did I misunderstand? It didn't look like any of the finished eyes were round- they looked more like rounded slices of Melon, with not much form behind the side with the iris was on. But they did say that they took a mold of the persons eye socket, which would lead me to believe that the artificial eye fills that form- like I said, maybe I missed something.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Very interesting.

My grandma wore an artificial eye after a car crash in the 1950s. Her's was not nearly so realistic.

I am guessing her version was painted porcelain (although she called it glass and maybe it was). I think she wore the same one for 30+ years.

As children we did see her take it out occasionally to clean it, which was morbidly fascinating.

lyon said...

Jim - I bet that you will enjoy this video as well. It is about the last man in Britain who makes glass eyes by hand. Beautiful filming as well.

http://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/8320480

Ankats Art said...

@ Eric Scales: I have a fellow student in my year who also works as an anaplastologist (a person who makes this kind of prosthetics) and I asked him once the same question about his eyes (the ones he makes) and he told me that they are mounted on or combined with a silicon prosthetic for the eye ball itself. But they still need the mold for the the shape of the visible part, so that it will fit perfectly together with the silicon part. But you are right it was not mentioned here at all....to bad...

Greg Newbold said...

My father lost an eye to cancer and his prosthetic was amazing. The orb of the eye was actually a separate prosthetic that was surgically implanted and attached to the muscles that control eye movement and the skin from the back of the eye socket (if I remember correctly ) was stretched over the orb to fully enclose it. The visible prosthetic would then be placed over this "eyeball"in the socket like an oversized contact lens. He could track eye movement and everything. His prosthetic was so good that people who did not know him could not tell the difference. It was a true work of art.

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