History of Ocular Prosthetics

  • Keith R. Pine
  • Brian H. Sloan
  • Robert J. Jacobs


This chapter provides the reader with a context for the present-day practice of ocular prosthetics. It begins with myths from ancient Egypt and draws upon a range of publications [1–10] to summarise the history of prosthetic eyes from that time to the present day. Some of the current organisations and training establishments serving ocular prosthetics emerged over the last century, and these form the foundation for the profession of ocular prosthetics going forwards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith R. Pine
    • 1
  • Brian H. Sloan
    • 2
  • Robert J. Jacobs
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Optometry and Vision ScienceThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.New Zealand National Eye CentreThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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