"Art, medicine and engineering collide to create beautiful artificial eyes" A small, highly skilled team at Moorfields Eye Hospital transform the lives of people who have lost their eyes to accidents and disease. Each year, they work with their clients to create around 1,400 customised, detailed prosthetics, many of which replace eyes. Modern prosthetic eyes are far removed from the old misconceptions about ‘glass eyes’, combining modern materials, craftsmanship and artistry in an entirely unique way. In this film, ocularist David Carpenter talks us through the entire process of how a single prosthetic eye is made.
Topics include the artistry and engineering specialities involved in this modern scientific practice. Theme are the dedication and care required to create every single prosthesis and their importance to people who have experienced disfigurement, as they are freed from the stigma that