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Makeup Tips for a Prosthetic Eye

One of the most frequent questions our ocularists get from patients shortly after receiving their first prosthetic eye is, “Can I wear makeup?”.  And the resounding answer is yes, you can in fact wear normal makeup with your prosthetic eye!  While

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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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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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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease characterized by changes to the retina, due to the complications of diabetes.  This type of retinopathy can eventually lead to blindness if not properly monitored.  Unfortunately almost 80 percent of all patients who have diabetes,

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diabetic retinopathy

Driving with Monocular Vision

In most cases, there is no reason why a person wearing an prosthetic eye can not learn or continue to drive.  In the United States there are no restrictions for monocular drivers obtaining or keeping their non-commercial license.  There are a

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Driving with Prosthetic Eye

Retinitis Pigmentosa: The Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) describes a group of inherited diseases that cause retinal degeneration.  Forms of retinitis pigmentosa and related diseases include Refsum disease, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, rod-cone disease, Leber’s congenital amaurosis, and Usher syndrome.  It is estimated that more than 100,000

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Eye Injury Prevention and Restoration

The eye is one of the most precious organs in the human body.  Yet most people take its power for granted every day; leaving their fragile eyes unprotected against the dangers inherently present in our environment.  According to the Department

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Eye Injury Prevention

Emotional Adjustments to Life with a Prosthetic Eye

Adjusting to life with a prosthetic eye can be challenging.  Vision loss can cause a number of physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety.  Physical symptoms can include trouble focusing, muscle tension, and restlessness.  Emotional symptoms can include feelings of apprehension,

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Prosthetic Eye Anxiety