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How to make a prosthetic eye

Every wondered how exactly a prosthetic eye is created? Take a look at this video and image gallery that show just how precise and artistic the process really is.


Cataracts are clouding of the normally clear lens portion of the eye.

Retinitis pigmentosa

RP refers to different genetic conditions, of which cause mottled pigmentation of the retina.

Dry eyes

People develop dry eye syndrome when the quantity and/or quality of tear fluid changes.

Keep an eye on kid's vision

To children with vision problems, the world is simply a blurry place. And their parents may not be aware that there is a problem.

Optic atrophy

Optic nerve atrophy is the death of fibres in the nerve that connects the eye to the brain.

Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, leading to swelling and damage.

Choosing the best glasses for you

Choosing frames for your glasses can be tricky, especially if you've never had a pair before. However, if you know which styles match the shape of your face, you can't go wrong.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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