The Fundamentals of Prosthetic Eye Movement

Prosthetic eye movement with peg integration is a common issue of concern in the medical industry today. Unfortunately, a significant share of the people who have faced this issue doesn’t know the appropriate method to consider regarding this critical issue. The eye movement integration technique is an essential aspect that individuals must understand. 

What Is Prosthetic Eye Movement?

Prosthetic eye movement makes a false eye look and move as close to a natural eye as possible. This can be done by using several strategies, but the most common method is to use a "peg." A peg is a small, round metal disk that attaches to the back of the false eye and fits into a small hole in the front of the false eye. When you move your good eye, the pegs on both eyes will move together to appear that they are a natural, functioning pair of eyes.

One of the primary considerations when using peg integration for prosthetic eye movement is ensuring that it fits properly. If the peg is considered too small, it will not be able to move the false eye correctly. If the peg is considered too large, it will be visible and may cause discomfort. Therefore, it is crucial to have a trained professional help you choose the right size to peg for your needs.

Another thing to keep in mind with prosthetic eye movement is that it can take some time to get used to. Therefore, it is essential to be patient and give yourself time to adjust. However, it will only take a few days to get used to the new movement in most cases.

How to Choose the Best Method

There are various options for prosthetic eye movement, and the best method will depend on your individual needs. An excellent and reliable place to start is to consult with your doctor or an ocularist about what may be right for you. Some common methods include peg integration, scleral shell fitting, and elastic eyelid attachment.

Peg integration is a common method of prosthetic eye movement and can be done with a variety of different materials. The crucial aspect to consider when choosing this method is the fit. It is crucial to have a trained professional help you choose the right size to peg for your needs.

Scleral shell fitting is another option for prosthetic eye movement that can be done with a variety of materials. In this method, an exterior shell is created to fit over the existing prosthetic eye and allow for more natural movements.

Finally, elastic eyelid attachment is another option for prosthetic eye movement. This technique involves using a piece of elastic material attached to the upper or lower eyelid to help move the prosthetic eye.


No matter what method you choose for prosthetic eye movement, it is essential to consult with a trained eye clinician to ensure that it is done correctly and comfortable with the results. Contact Hetzler Ocular Prosthetics Inc. today to schedule a consultation and learn more about prosthetic eye movement.