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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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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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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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