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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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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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Prosthetic Eye Treatment for Evisceration Surgery

Evisceration surgery is a type of ocular surgery performed by an oculoplastic surgeon.  The surgery is characterized by removal of the eye’s contents, leaving the scleral shell and extraocular muscles intact.  This type of surgery is performed on patients suffering

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Ocular Prosthesis for Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia

Congenital anophthalmia is a condition characterized by the absence of one or both eyes.  This extremely rare disease is predominantly the effect of genetic abnormalities.  Congenital microphthalmia, or nanophthalmia, is a condition characterized by a small, underdeveloped eye.  Similar to

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Shah Bibi Tarakhail Receives Prosthetic Eye!

For those unfamiliar with this courageous young girl’s story, Shah Bibi Tarakhail is a child found by fate in her worn torn country of Afghanistan by a military nurse native to California.  Moved by Shah Bibi’s traumatic circumstances, after a tragic encounter

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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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Prosthetic Eye Treatment for Enucleation Surgery

Enucleation surgery is a type of ocular surgery performed by an oculoplastic surgeon.  The surgery is characterized by the removal of the eye, leaving the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact.  This type of surgery is performed on patients

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