Crucially this type of treatment is also not readily available in certain parts of the world where there is often the greatest need, including in Pune, India. This is where King’s students come in. As part of the 3-year Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation, they take part in in a 20-day intensive teaching and practical session in Pune. They treat and fabricate a range of indwelling eyes, implant retained auricular and orbital prostheses for patients from all over Maharashtra and some as far away from the foothills of Nepal.
They also deliver treatments to correct congenital malformations such as microtia, cleft lip and palate, or tumours.