The artificial eye, like a hard contact lens, needs to be polished regularly in order to restore lustre finish and ensure that the surrounding tissues are sound (e. g. Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis – a condition that manifests under the top lid if the prosthesis has not maintained a smooth anterior\front surface. This condition causes pussy discharge, and the lens or prosthesis will have to remain out of the socket for a lengthy period of time for it to recover. A loose-fitting prosthesis can also cause irritation and a weepy socket. Speak to your facial/orbital/ocular prosthetist about this).
Infants and young children are seen every 3-6 months (It is important to maintain an accurate fit in the socket for the benefit of optimum growth of the bony orbit as well as maintaining satisfactory lid apertures)
All patients should see their facial/orbital/ocular prosthetist at least once every 6-12 months in order to maintain the socket and prosthesis in the best possible condition.