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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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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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Prosthetic Eye Correction for Cloudy Cornea

The cornea, a clear dome-shaped area covering the front of the visual eye components, is responsible for more than just providing a protective barrier.  In order to effectively pass and bend light from a person’s surroundings to form a focused

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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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