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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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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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Why is my Prosthetic Eye Tearing?

There are a number of physiological and environmental factors that cause your prosthetic eye to tear more than your natural eye.  The primary reason you may experience routine eye discharge can be attributed to the anatomy of the anophthalmic, absent

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Inserting and Removing a Prosthetic Eye

Inserting and removing a prosthetic eye might seem like a challenge at first, but with a few guidelines and routine practice it will become second nature.  It is important to become comfortable with these procedures soon after receiving your prosthesis.

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What is a Scleral Cover Shell Ocular Prosthesis?

Scleral shells are a specific type of ocular prosthesis that are fit and fabricated over the person’s existing eye.  These prostheses cover the entire surface of a cosmetically blemished eye, restoring the eye to it’s natural appearance.  There are a

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What is Most Noticed when Wearing a Prosthetic Eye?

If you are new to wearing a prosthetic eye, or have been wearing one for years, you might have noticed some important distinctions between your natural eye and ocular prosthesis.  While our ocularists will attempt to minimize any difference, a

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Natural Prosthetic Eye from Ocular Prosthetics, Inc.

Conformer Therapy – When is it Necessary?

Conformer therapy is a general term used to describe the fitting of clear plastic stents over time to develop the eye socket for optimal prosthetic eye results.  This fitting method is particularly effective in treating children with anophthalmia or microphthalmia

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The History of Prosthetic Eyes

The first evidence of human’s wearing a prosthetic eye was recently uncovered in the southeastern part of Iran.  The woman, carbon-dated back to 2900 BCE, was discovered wearing a rudimentary ocular prosthesis worn outside of the eye socket.  This crude, hemispherical

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History of Artificial Eyes