FC: Maya's Special Eye
1: Maya was born with a very special condition. She has one big eye and one little eye. This is called microphthalmia.
2: When Maya was three weeks old, we went to visit an ocularist. They came up with a treatment plan.
3: We started using conformers to expand Maya's eye socket. We used a new conformer every 3-4 weeks. Here on the right are two out of Maya's eight conformers. They are number four and five. When Maya was seven months old she was ready for her first painted prosthesis.
5: As Maya got bigger, we had the prosthesis enlarged. Soon we needed a whole new one.
6: This is a picture of the molds that the ocularist made while Maya was sleeping. They are used to create the shape of Maya's new eye. | When Maya was 15 months old, we went to Childrens Hospital. Maya had a procedure to check to make sure her little eye was ok and to make a mold for her new eye!
8: The next week we went to see the ocularist. They located the pupil on the eye and painted Maya's new eye color.
10: These are pictures of Maya's eye being created, step by step.
13: Creating a prosthetic eye is a work of art and we are so lucky to have such talented people creating Maya's
14: This is Maya's first and second prosthesis side by side
15: It is time for our final fitting. The ocularist is making sure everything is looking just how it should!
16: Here are some pictures of your different conformers and prosthetics along the way. Maya, you are such a beautiful girl. We love you so much!
17: Copyright P Harling