Prosthetic Eye Publications

Families and professionals often ask for a short list or a few good resources on prosthetic eye topics and research. These publications are helpful for anyone looking for practical, hands-on resources related to prosthetic eye care issues.

A Singular View: The Art of Seeing with One Eye

by Frank B. Brady

Amazon Editor: An intimate, illustrated guide to help eye-loss patients adapt to the new way of seeing that faces the newly-monocular. It presumes that partial vision in the fellow eye is preserved. While there are surprisingly-few limitations to using one eye, there are easier and harder ways to learn the material of this book: either invent it yourself (!) or read here what other patients have found! With insightful emotional support for your thinking about your new way of seeing– as well as tips and tricks and accessory products– this comfortable-read is also perfect for caregivers, family members, loved ones (even caring co-workers or associates) of those with A Singular View.

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Eye Was There: A Patient’s Guide to Coping with the Loss of an Eye

by Charles B. Slonim, M.D., and Amy Martino, M.D.

Eye Was There is created specifically for any person who is considering having an eye surgically removed or is coping with the loss of an eye. It is also created for that person’s caretakers, family members and friends. There are limited sources of information, outside of a doctor’s office, from which a patient can learn about what to expect before, during, and after the surgery to remove an eye. The doctor or the doctor’s staff might not have the time to handle the variety of questions that are commonly asked. Many of the questions arise after the patient has left the doctor’s office. Eye Was There is intended to serve as a source of information regarding the preoperative, surgical and postoperative options surrounding the loss of an eye. It explains the most common surgical procedures performed to remove an eye and the potential complications that can occur after surgery. It details some of the medical conditions leading up to the removal of an eye. It describes the emotional and psychological steps that are experienced when dealing with the loss of an eye. It contains historic and current information on the manufacturing and fabrication of artificial eyes and orbital prostheses. It provides instruction and advice regarding the care and handling of the artificial eyes and orbital prostheses that are worn after surgery. The book is meant to give a positive perspective of dealing with life after the loss of an eye.

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Making Life More Livable: Simple Adaptations for Living at Home After Vision Loss

by Maureen A. Duffy

For more than 30 years, Making Life More Livable has served as an indispensable resource for older adults with vision loss and their families, providing practical tips and easy adaptations and modifications for improving the safety and security of older adults in their homes. The revised and updated third edition includes information on current technology and independent living products, as well as an updated Resource Guide, in addition to general guidelines and room-by-room specifics. A brand new chapter describes basic skills for moving around safely inside the home and provides suggestions for preventing falls. The chapter on additional health conditions has also been expanded to include the specific ways each condition affects vision. The newest edition also has a fresh, vibrant look, with color photos illustrating simple and effective solutions for older adults to continue living independent, productive lives.

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Lost Eye: Coping with Monocular Vision after Enucleation or Eye Loss from Cancer, Accident, or Disease

by Jay D. Adkisson

Lost Eye is a collection of e-mails and message threads from Jay Adkisson’s website, along with articles and other helpful information to help persons who have lost an eye to cope with the experience. The message is that life can continue as normal after the loss of an eye, and that there are many other people who are similarly situated and have successfully coped with the loss of an eye for many years.

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