Author Archive | Paul Geelen

Microphthalmia – Baby Born With Small Eye

Microphthalmia is the most common reason for children coming to see us. It is a developmental disorder of the eye that literally means small eye. This can occur in one or both eyes. There are numerous reasons why this could occur, it could be congenital or spontaneous. The treatment for microphthalmia involves fitting a series […]

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Artificial Eye Lubricants

If you find that your prosthesis can be dry and itchy, you may require lubricating eye drops. There are two types of eye drops that we recommend; celluvisc is a water-based lubricant with a higher viscosity than natural tears, or silicone lubricants which are oil based and last longer than water-based lubricants. In the past […]

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Eye transplants and stem cells.

Science is slowly catching up with science fiction. Doctors can transplant the heart, lung, liver, kidneys and more recently hand transplants. Parts of the eye such as corneal transplants are also available. The holy grail would be an eye transplant or the ability to regrow an eye with the help of stem cells. While there […]

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Bionic Eyes. Science or science fiction

“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.” In the 1970’s television show “The six million dollar man, Major Steve Austin is severely injured and is “rebuilt”. His right arm, both legs […]

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Association of European Ocularists. September 2011

We cordially invite you to the Congress of the Association of European Ocularists which will take place at The Hague, the Netherlands on Thursday September 29 and Friday September 30 2011. The aim of the Congress of the Association of European Ocularists is exchanging information between ocularists in the broadest sense of the word. Everyone working in […]

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Ocularists Association of Southern Africa

OASA Congress 2011 Dear Colleagues It is a great honor and privilege to invite you to join us in the world famous Kruger National Park for our 9th Annual Congress. Please feel free to pass this invitation on to any Ocularists you think may be interested, or display the invitation on your official association website. […]

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New Website For Ocularists

We’ve been thrilled with the response we have had to this website both from ocularists as well as people with eye loss. As the site has grown we’ve come to realise that ocularists need a website specifically for their own professional interests. This has been my motivation in launching the new site Resources For Ocularists. […]

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Profile Page Helps Introduce Local Ocularist

I’ve just had the pleasure of creating a profile page for Greg Sankey who has artificial eye clinics in Seattle and Greece. Greg is part of a three generation ocularist family. He followed his father in the business. Now his children are both in the practice as well. Greg already had a diverse internet presence that […]

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Dubai artificial eyes update December 2010

After twenty years of practicing my trade as an ocularist in Australia I have branched out and have been consulting in Dubai for the past two year. I consult at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai which is located at Dubai Healthcare city. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is a branch of Moorfields London. Moorfields London was founded […]

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