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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Stanford Medicine X Conference Day 2

Stanford Medicine X Conference Day 2

The second day of Medicine X took place in a relaxed, outdoor atmosphere. The day was packed with concurrent small group lectures called Learning Labs. This allowed for more dynamic interactions between the presenters and the audience...

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Delamination of Ocular Prostheses

Delamination occurs in an ocular prosthesis when the two halves of the material are not properly bonded to each other...If you wear a prosthetic eye and see delamination in the prosthesis, you should see your ocularist immediately.

There are many valid causes of delamination, but in my particular case it was due to the improper tightening of the compensating press.

Conclusion: Don't over-tighten the press but don't under-tighten it either. I would think about purchasing a desktop hydraulic press and a torque wrench to make sure everything is tightened properly.

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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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