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Conformers May Provide Light Perception for Some Children

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.

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Benefits of a Scleral Shell

Benefits of a Scleral Shell

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. 

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Gaining Confidence After Losing an Eye

Gaining Confidence After Losing an Eye

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.

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Treating Microphthalmia in Babies

Was your infant born with microphthalmia?
Do you know the best procedure to treat microphthalmia?
Are you searching for the most comfortable prosthetic eye available for your child?

Microphthalmia is a condition in which one or both eyes are abnormally small and have anatomic malformations at birth. It typically results in blindness and affects an estimated 1 in every 10,000 children each year.

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6 Keys When Caring for a Prosthetic Eye

Have you just received your first prosthetic eye? 

Are you looking forward to getting one?

Receiving a prosthetic eye can be life changing. It can increase your confidence and give you a new perspective on life and the world around you. At Carolina Eye Prosthetics, we share in your excitement and anticipation. That is why we want to ensure that you know our best tips when caring for a prosthetic eye. We want you to keep your new prosthetic eye sparkling and healthy.

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The Right Side

The Right Side

LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say it.

The Right Side by author Spencer Quinn was recommended by one of our patients as a good read for anyone dealing with the loss of an eye, or other body function.

 

 

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