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When is a Prosthetic Eye Replacement Necessary?

Your prosthetic eye will need to be replaced periodically, based on your ophthalmologist and ocularist’s recommendations.  While the reasons for replacement will vary depending on each patient’s circumstances; common causes are changes in the eye socket anatomy, age of the

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Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals!

Every year we encourage people not to celebrate Independence Day with the use of personal fireworks, yet every year our message is unfortunately unheard, or worse ignored.  The danger of fireworks can not be overstated; personal injury, fires, and even

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Ocular Melanoma: The Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Ocular melanoma is a DNA mutation of the eye’s pigment cells causing them to multiply and collect within the eye.  While this is the most common type of eye cancer found in adults, it is still very rare.  Only a

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A Prosthetic Eye Journey – Jepsa Awomah

Everything changed with a simple request, “Could I please have some books for school?”  Jespa Awomah, a 16 year old boy from a small village in Cameroon, just so happened to be asking this donation of Rebecca Akumbu, the sister

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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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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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