Eye Loss from Gardening

To lose an eye as the result of a minor scratch while gardening is bad enough. This is just what happened to one of our clients. What is extraordinary is that she was even wearing glasses at the time. Ailsa Maley shares her story of “A One Eyed Life”, and how a minor gardening incident led to the loss of her eye. She enjoys challenging people to pick which is her artificial eye, and isn’t afraid of a good wager. Ailsa’s story demonstrates that even when people know one of your eyes is a prosthetic eye they still have difficulty working out which one!

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    Alan Harrison - A Changed Outlook

    During the fitting I was asked why I had retained my natural eye and had not had it removed. I explained that the specialist I saw when it first happened recommended I keep my natural eye as long as possible. That started the cogs working. When the scleral cover rejected I started to go down the track of having it removed and a prosthetic fitted. .. [my new artificial eye] has changed my whole outlook on life.
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    Alex Quadrio - The Bomb Was Getting Hotter

    I was fifteen - it was just six weeks ago. We were mucking around in the backyard making a chlorine bomb. This was the first time we’d ever tried to make one of these.
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