New Ocularist Service

Lindsay Wagner Pronk, BCO, BADOLindsay Wagner Pronk, BCO, BADO, joins the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology as our new ocularist.

Lindsay is a board certified ocularist with eleven years of experience fabricating and painting custom prosthetic eyes for a wide variety of patients, including those suffering from congenital or traumatic eye loss. Lindsay joined the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology July 18, 2016. Lindsay is a member of the American Society of Ocularists and holds the certification of Board Approved Diplomate Member.

Ocular Prosthetics Service

In certain cases of traumatic eye injury, eye cancer, or other congenital conditions of the eye, it may be necessary to surgically remove the eye. In these instances, a custom-made prosthetic eye may be used to provide a person with a more natural appearance. Artificial eyes are matched in size and color to the remaining natural eye in such detail that it's often difficult for others to notice that a person is "wearing" an artificial eye.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics offers an ocular prosthetics service for patients facing these circumstances. A certified ocularist skilled in the fabrication and fitting of artificial eyes is available to assist patients in need of a prosthetic eye. Our ocularist demonstrates how to handle and care for artificial eyes, and provides long-term care for patients through periodic examinations.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016