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Imitation Among Ocularists is a Sincere Form of Flattery

It was recently brought to our attention at Advanced Artificial Eyes that a hospital in Sri Lanka, Roseth Hospital, is using an image of one of our digital iris patients to advertise its prosthetic eye service. We are opposed to plagiarism of any kind. But rather than feel peeved, we view this as a sincere […]

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The long term costs of cheap stock eyes

  Not all prosthetics are made in the same fashion — some are molded by a professional, others are factory made, and some utilize a combination of both methods. In the past, “stock eyes” (eyes made in a factory with no regard to the anatomy of an individual) were the only option for patients. Because […]

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Is your prosthetic eye hydrophobic?

Above, in a hydrophilic surface (left), liquid sheets across. In a hydrophobic surface (right), liquid collects in tight droplets. In a well-made prosthetic eye, tears should flow evenly across the prosthesis just as they do over the natural eye — in a sheet-like fashion, rather than collecting in droplets. We call this type of behavior hydrophilic — […]

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Non-24 Disorder – and what can be done about it

Recent studies are showing that 70% of people without vision are having problem with their circadian rhythm, a condition called Non-24 circadian rhythm disorder. Non-24 has some serious consequences: patients are gaining weight, falling asleep during the day, not sleeping at night, developing anxiety, and even suffering from depression. If the person in question has some […]

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Digital Irises spread around the world following ASO conference

John gave 2 presentations at this year’s American Society of Ocularists conference in New Orleans, and presented his digital iris technology to the wider world of ocularists. We are very happy to announce that Irises Unlimited irises are now available in South Africa, South Korea, the Philippines, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, in addition to all […]

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Advanced Artificial Eyes & Irises Unlimited featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times

We are very proud of the article just published on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, by ace reporter Eryn Brown. It is an honor to be able to help our patients, spread new technology, and be recognized for doing good work! Read the article and check out the cool photos here: http://www.latimes.com/local/columnone/la-sci-c1-ocularist-families-20131022-dto,0,7501011.htmlstory#axzz2iOhCGmS0

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Digital Irises in India

We are excited to announce that Irises Unlimited digital irises are now being used in India. Dr. Kuldeep Raizada, of Hyderabad, is a board certified ocularist, an anaplastologist, and an oculoplastic surgeon, providing top of the line care to patients from around his country and beyond. Below are images of an Irises Unlimited iris in […]

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