The Making Of A Prosthetic Eye

The highly skilled and artistic flair of those who make prosthetic eyes for those in need on display.

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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.

Produced, filmed and edited by @barryjamesgibb for Mosaic To read the feature article that goes with this film, visit

How to make a prosthetic eye

June 23, 2015


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