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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can you get a prosthetic eye when glaucoma has left you blind

    My son had trauma to his eye as a teenager. The optometrist said he was short-sighted when he complained of blurred vision. By the time it was diagnosed he was blind in that eye. Besides the awful look of the eye, he has pain from pressure. I read an American article where the eye is replaced with a prosthetic eye which looks better and relieved the pain. Is this available in Australia?
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    Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia.It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about … View Profile

    Prosthetic eyes are widely available in Australia. There are also many options to reduce the pain and improve the appearance whilst keeping the eye, if that is preferable or if there is any sight left.

    Discuss this with your ophthalmologist and they can help guide your son through the decision options.

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