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Managing a patient with an artificial eye

1 May 1990


The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with an understanding of the special needs of the patient presenting with an artificial eye. Detailed is the function of the artificial device, insertion and removal technique, and general cleaning and maintenance procedures. Three key services the optometrist can provide are specified : protection via polycarbonate lenses; cosmesis through lens design; and maintenance of the shell and satisfactory aqueous discharge levels.


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