- Korle-Bu Teaching hospital has revealed that more Ghanaians are opting for artificial eyes
- Persons who suffer eye infections can get these eyes for less than 800 cedis
The Ocular Prosthesis Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has revealed that that over a hundred Ghanaians have artificial eyes on.
Ocular prosthesis is the artificial eyeball given to patients with critical eye conditions that often results in the complete removal of the eye.
Speaking at a public lecture as part of events to mark the World Ocular Prothesis Day, Ghana's only ocularist, Evelyn Kyere, revealed that the procedure continues to provide eyesight to hundreds of persons suffering from severe eye conditions.
“Getting an artificial eye does not require any surgical procedure and it is a handmade procedure. The prosthesis cannot see even though it looks like a normal eye. There are no pains after the procedure, as well as no side infections,” she revealed.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh, has it that the cost of a custom eye ranges between 800 and 1000 cedis respectively with some benefits of custom fit eye are that it gives comfort since the artificial eye fits well into the socket, makes moving more natural, and also looks natural, enhancing the appearance of the person, thus giving a boost to his/her confidence and self-esteem.
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