Koji's Story

Koji's Story

I met Koji online. We bonded over a passion for ocularistry and the fact that we both grew up in Asia. We've never met in person because he still lives in Japan. He wants to become an ocularist, but unlike me, he has first-hand experience with eye loss. As we continued to exchange e-mails about ocularistry, I asked him to write his story and share it with you.

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"History, Science, and Art of Ocular Prosthetics" Lecture and Reception at UCSF

"History, Science, and Art of Ocular Prosthetics" Lecture and Reception at UCSF

In the 1800s, Amandus Müller, a descendant of Ludwig Müller-Uri, created thirteen kits of pathological eye models to be used as teaching devices. In 1963, the kit was donated to the UCSF Ophthalmology Department and stored until 2014, when it was rediscovered in the Special Collections of the Kalmanovitz Library Knowledge and Learning Center.

Coinciding with UCSF's 150th Anniversary celebration, this kit became the center of a current exhibit and publication "History, Science, & Art of Ocular Prosthetics."

Click here to view the event lecture.

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