Everything changed with a simple request, “Could I please have some books for school?” Jespa Awomah, a 16 year old boy from a small village in Cameroon, just so happened to be asking this donation of Rebecca Akumbu, the sister
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
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
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
Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the eye, usually diagnosed during childhood. It accounts for almost 3% of all cancers discovered in children before the age of 15. This type of cancer is curable if it is detected early and treated
At Ocular Prosthetics, Inc. we are sympathetic to that fact that most children do not know what to expect on their initial visit to our office. The clinical environment can be an uncomfortable place, with strange equipment, and unfamiliar people.