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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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Prosthetic Eye Treatment for Low Vision Patients

Over the last 25 years, the global population has shown a reduction in the number of people who are blind or visually impaired from the effects of infectious disease.  What has increased is the number of people who are blind

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Prosthetic Eye for Low Vision

Emotional Adjustments to Life with a Prosthetic Eye

Adjusting to life with a prosthetic eye can be challenging.  Vision loss can cause a number of physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety.  Physical symptoms can include trouble focusing, muscle tension, and restlessness.  Emotional symptoms can include feelings of apprehension,

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Prosthetic Eye Anxiety

Living with Monocular Vision

Monocular vision is a condition in which one eye is blind, or one eye is unable to register images in coordination with the other eye.  There are a number of common obstacles that are associated with this type of impaired

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Monocular Vision