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New Artificial Eye Clinic Opens in Timor

I’m thrilled to announce that the new artificial eye clinic has just been officially opened in Timor by the President Jose′ Ramos-Horta. I remember back in February 2008 I was about to fly out to Timor-Leste to start this clinic when President Jose′ Ramos-Horta was shot in an assassination attempt. It was a devastating time and thankfully […]

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Where Bionic Eye Research Is Up To?

We get a lot of questions about bionic eye technology and where the research is up to. The short answer is that it is still very early days. There are at least fourteen separate visual prosthesis projects operating around the world.  Most are in their early stages of development. Here is an overview of what […]

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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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Where Do You Find Braille Jewellery?

We’ve recently come across an interesting website that sells custom made jewellery for people with vision impairment. The website showcases the work of artist and jewellery designer, Kelly Fehr. Kelly made her first piece of braille jewellery for her niece Emily who is blind. Kelly then realised there were probably a lot more people out […]

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New Book On Eye Loss & Recovery

We often hear people say, “The surgeon told me that he couldn’t save my eye.  I can’t remember anything he said after that.” It’s such a shame that at the very moment people need comforting information they’re often too emotional to take it in. This was the reason we decided to produce a book. Our […]

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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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