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December 13, 2012
Ocularist Gerhard Greiner (seen in mirror) looks at the new glass eye of patient Helmut Sechser in his...
Munich, Germany
Ocularist Greiner looks at new glass eye of patient in his medical equipment shop in Munich
Ocularist Gerhard Greiner (seen in mirror) looks at the new glass eye of patient Helmut Sechser in his medical equipment shop in Munich December 11, 2012. Greiner produces individual hand glass-blown human eye prostheses for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to a trauma, illness or accident. Each glass eye takes about one hour to make, with constant reference to the patient for the right colour and for detailed drawing of the veins. A bespoke glass eye prostheses cost from 350 euros (US $457). A typical modern glass eye is a hollow half sphere that fits over the non-working eye, if it is still there. Otherwise it goes over a ball that has been surgically implanted into the eye socket and attached to the eye muscles. Sechser, 72, got his first glass eye in 1960. Picture taken on December 11. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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