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Postoperative Care for Enucleation or Evisceration Surgery

While your doctor is your first and foremost resource for your individual postoperative care plan, a number of general guidelines are recommended.  Following an enucleation or evisceration surgery, your doctor will likely prescribe a few oral medications such as antibiotics,

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Guidelines for Prosthetic Eye Care

Whether you just received your first ocular prosthesis, or have been wearing one for years, there are a few ocularist recommended guidelines to maintain its comfort and cosmesis.  As individual care plans do vary, your ocularist is your first and

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The American Society of Ocularists

The American Society of Ocularists (ASO) is an international, non-profit, professional and educational organization founded in 1957 by medical professionals specializing in the fabricating and fitting of custom-made prosthetic eyes.  The organization was developed to advance the methods, techniques, and

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The Difference Between a Stock and Custom Prosthetic Eye

A stock artificial eye is, as the name suggest, a mass produced prosthesis of general specifications for size, shape, and iris color.  These “ready-made” prosthetic eyes are not recommended for any patient due to their lack of individual characteristics.  Unlike

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Retinal Detachment: The Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

The retina is a light-sensitive layer of tissue lining the back wall of the inside of the eye.  This important part of the optical system is responsible for translating images into neural impulses, which are then transmitted to the brain

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Cosmetic Eye Socket and Eyelid Restoration Surgery

Although your board certified ocularist will try their best to deliver the most naturally appearing prosthetic eye, there are times where additional surgery can be utilized to improve the cosmesis.  At Ocular Prosthetics, Inc. we work closely with a number

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Prosthetic Eye Correction for Cloudy Cornea

The cornea, a clear dome-shaped area covering the front of the visual eye components, is responsible for more than just providing a protective barrier.  In order to effectively pass and bend light from a person’s surroundings to form a focused

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Glaucoma: The Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Glaucoma is a general term for a group of eye disorders characterized by pressure related optic neuropathy.  This disease can permanently damage vision in the affected eye, leading to blindness, if not properly treated.  Worldwide, glaucoma is the second-leading cause

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