Conformer

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This article is about the shell in eye replacement surgery. For the term in chemistry, see Conformational isomerism.

Conformer is a clear plastic shell fitted after Eye removal operation if the final artificial eye is not available at the time of surgery to hold the shape of the eye socket and allow the eyelids to blink over the shell without rubbing the suture line. The conformer shell holds the shape ready for the artificial eye. The conformer shell will be worn for six to eight weeks after surgery. Some ocularists will make a temporary artificial eye which can be worn as the conformer shell.