My name is Marta, I am 24 years of age,
and I lost my right eye 5 years ago. Since that
time I have been fitted with 3 eyes and each
eye has become more aesthetically pleasing.
I didnít lose my eye to an accident, I
made the decision to have it removed
because it was very sick causing me very
severe pain...It was the best
decision I made.
I have read many of the stories
on this site. I would like to say to the
individuals who are finding it hard to cope, "donít
let it get to you". I have had
my bad days, but I have more good days than bad!
In fact, my main concern used to be that no man would
like a woman who didnít have perfect eyes. It seems however, that
most people really don't notice.
Some people think I have a lazy eye, or that it may be different,
but it doesnít look THAT BAD....In
fact, I got married 3 months ago, and my husband thinks I have beautiful eyes.
The worst thing about a ocular
prosthesis is it can make you feel insecure
when you speak to people who donít know you, and may stare at
you. I find if you tell your closer friends, it makes it so much easier, when
you speak to them and you will
feel comfortable. Telling people is difficult,
but it seems to be better in the long run.
Another issue is the pupil size never
changes, is anyone out there thinking of making a contracting pupil...is
possible I wonder?
I am happy to write to anyone
will respond to any replies. I think it would be
writing to others with
some of the same experiences.
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