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GM Oculariste
Advice from your eye prosthesis specialist in Lyon

GM OCULARISTE is a laboratory specializing in the design and manufacture of prosthetic eyes. With the assistance of Maria and Diana, Gilberto Martins supports his patients by providing them with made-to-measure ocular prostheses.

Need to be advised for the maintenance and cleaning of your prostheses? Discover our tips to maintain them and preserve the cavity of the eye.

We are at your disposal in our office in Lyon, but we also work in Saint-Étienne, Roanne, Dijon, Besançon, Grenoble, Valence, Annecy, Chambéry, Paris…

Cleaning and maintenance of ocular prostheses
our recommendations

Removing an ocular prosthesis: precautions to take

The ocular prosthesis should be removed at least once a week to clean the cavity and avoid excessive secretions.

In the case of a scleral lens, removal is compulsory overnight.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before removing the scleral lens.
  • Pull the lower eyelid downwards and dislodge the prosthesis with the index finger of your left hand (or with a suction cup).
  • Raise the upper eyelid with the thumb of your left hand and press the suction pad onto the iris of the prosthesis.
  • Remove the prosthesis by pulling it forward with your right hand.

Cleaning the prosthesis: recommended frequency and method

Daily cleaning :

  • Rinse the eye with drops of physiological saline solution, then clean thoroughly with saline.
  • Store the scleral lens in its dust-free box.
  • Never use alcohol-based products or solvents.

In the event of a cold, there is a lot of mucous secretion, which dirties your eye prosthesis. It is therefore advisable to clean it several times a day.

Cleaning :

  • Clean the prosthesis with soap and water.
  • Rinse the prosthesis with single-dose saline before replacing it in the cavity.

Cleaned by an ocularist every 6 to 12 months :
It is generally advisable to have the prosthesis thoroughly polished and cleaned every 6 to 12 months.

This appointment is also an opportunity to check its condition and placement in the cavity, and to remedy any discomfort experienced by the patient, such as mucus deposits or scratches on its surface.

Poor care of your ocular prosthesis can lead to tissue irritation, infection and poor tolerance.

How do you put your
ocular prosthesis back in place?

  • 1
    Hold your upper eyelid firmly at eyelash level and lift to create space.
  • 2
    With your right hand, slide the upper part of the prosthesis into the space created (you will see a mark on the prosthesis).
  • 3
    Push the prosthesis upwards while continuing to hold it with your right hand.
  • 4
    Using your left index finger, pull the lower eyelid downwards. Push the prosthesis firmly into the eye socket and release the lower eyelid.

To improve eyelid mobility, use a lubricating solution for ocular prostheses.
It is possible to instill eye drops or artificial tears without removing the prosthesis.