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7 yr old has no fornix and cannot hold a prosthetic eye

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Keloid Scarring After Eye Implant Surgery
My son of 7 years old lost his eye 2 years ago after an injury, he has had many complications and surgeries along the way. The main concern is that he has no fornix and cannot hold a prosthetic eye due to keloid scarring - which was discovered quite late in the stage. My question is; Is there any procedure out there that can rebuild his fornix with minimal scarring? Your opinions and guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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replied July 11th, 2014
Vision and Eye Disorders Answer A48236
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern for your son. It is sad to know that he has lost an eye at such a young age. Unfortunately since he has lost an eye, it is difficult to rebuild his fornix other than by using ocular implants in oculoplastic surgery. For the same, a silicone / acrylic ball impant can be used. Although he has keloid scarring, yet there is no other way to help him other than prosthetic eye. The keloids have to be removed first and then the decision to fit an ocular implant should be taken. You should consult a good oculoplastic surgeon and discuss the trweatment methods to remove the keloids and then the best implant used. It can be non integrated or integrated implants.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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