Microphthalmia is a developmental disorder in which one or both eyes are abnormally small and have anatomic malformations. Graduated conformer therapy is a way to gradually stretch the eye socket so that it will be able to hold a prosthetic eye.
Some parents of children who have bilateral microphthalmia have reported that their children seem to respond to light after receiving conformers to help open the eye sockets. Based on this reporting, the ocularists at Carolina Eye Prosthetics are offering painted conformers in place of a full prosthetic eye to children who seem to be able to perceive light. More
Accidents and eye diseases can sometimes cause an eye not to function or to become disfigured. Living with either of these conditions can present daily challenges. Visually, a person may struggle with depth perception or peripheral vision, which can affect everything from cooking to driving to playing a sport. Psychologically, patients with a disfigured or non-functioning eye often worry about their appearance and may even avoid social interactions. More
Losing an eye can feel devastating. Those first few weeks after surgery to remove an eye can be particularly hard emotionally. It takes courage to look in the mirror. You may be wondering how your friends will react or even find yourself avoiding social situations.
Whether you’ve lost an eye due to a traumatic situation, such as an accident or cancer, or as a result of glaucoma or another ocular disease, it’s normal to be struggling with self-confidence. It’s also common to feel a whole range of emotions — grief, fear, and anxiety to name a few. More
Confidence doesn’t come in a bottle. You can’t buy it. You can’t sell it. You can’t catch it or earn it. Confidence comes from within. And so, we want to tell you the story of six-year-old Eleanor, or Ellie Belle as her mother affectionately calls her. More
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Most eye injuries don’t result in the loss of the eye, but when they do, a prosthetic or false eye is an option. Those with false eyes need to replace them every few years, and the cost can be beyond their means.
Ryan Ange knows about the cost. He lost his left eye in a BB gun accident 19 years ago at the age of 13…. [read full story on wral.com] More