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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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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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