3D printing in eye tumour treatment
MANDEEP SAGOO |
• November 2022
Tumours in ophthalmology are rare. The primary eye cancer found inside the eye in children is retinoblastoma and in adults is melanoma. Many advances have improved saving the eye and vision, but still the eye needs to be removed in a significant number of cases. Accepting loss of the eye physically and psychologically is challenging, and prosthetic eyes are handmade to give as normal an appearance as possible. In this talk I will describe modern technology that takes non-invasive optical scans of the socket and the normal eye and generates a 3D printed prosthetic eye, in the rehabilitation of patients that lose an eye.