Friday, January 6, 2012

His New One

Four appointments later and Dennis has his new prosthetic eye.  I am amazed at how lifelike it looks.  This picture does not do it justice... for it is rounded... and has depth.  Each occularist makes their prosthetics a little differently.  This one embedded the actual eye in the prosthetic and then built up clear all around it, but not before using actual red thread for the teeny-tiny red veins in the white.  The process was amazing to watch.
As the prosthetic settles in, the placement will change just a bit, and as that is happening we are seeing more movement with it.  This of course makes it appear more natural.
What an amazing transformation our little guy continues to go through.
Along this journey we have met some really incredible people... who have been a huge blessing in our lives.  I am so thankful for that.
I am so thankful for Dennis too.

11 comments:

  1. Oh Christine, it looks beautiful!!! Our occularist uses real read thread too and I can't wait to see what it will look like when ours is done in a year or so. And the fact that is moves - wow! I wish I could see him in person!!! What a handsome little guy!

    Love,
    Allison
    www.togiveafututreandahope.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow that is amazingly beautiful.

    This is kind of odd - but I had a dream about Dennis last night. He was older in it, maybe 8 or 9 and his eye looked amazing. You have a beautiful little boy there!

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  3. He is looking good! What an amazing process.

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  4. Wow, looks really good! Will it be able to move, or will it be static?

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  5. Wow, I'm really impressed! The veins make it look completely real and the depth is great. What does Dennis think of it?

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  6. That's brilliant! It is so real.How does Dennis like it? Gordon Brown, the old UK Prime Minister has a prosthetic eye too.
    My friend's grandad had 2, one normal one, and one for late nights and parties that was slightly bloodshot.

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