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A Prosthetic Eye Journey – Shah Bibi Tarakhail

In the worn torn country of Afghanistan, roadside bombs are unfortunately the new normal. This tragedy is epitomized by the large number of children stumbling upon their devastating effects. Shah Bibi Tarakhail is one of the those children; drawn to

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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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What is a Scleral Cover Shell Ocular Prosthesis?

Scleral shells are a specific type of ocular prosthesis that are fit and fabricated over the person’s existing eye.  These prostheses cover the entire surface of a cosmetically blemished eye, restoring the eye to it’s natural appearance.  There are a

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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

What is Most Noticed when Wearing a Prosthetic Eye?

If you are new to wearing a prosthetic eye, or have been wearing one for years, you might have noticed some important distinctions between your natural eye and ocular prosthesis.  While our ocularists will attempt to minimize any difference, a

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Natural Prosthetic Eye from Ocular Prosthetics, Inc.

Conformer Therapy – When is it Necessary?

Conformer therapy is a general term used to describe the fitting of clear plastic stents over time to develop the eye socket for optimal prosthetic eye results.  This fitting method is particularly effective in treating children with anophthalmia or microphthalmia

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