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December 13, 2012 
Patient Helmut Sechser looks in a mirror after being fitted with a new glass eye at a medical equipment... 
Munich, Germany 
Patient Helmut Sechser looks in a mirror after being fitted with a new glass eye at a medical equipment... 
Patient Helmut Sechser looks in a mirror after being fitted with a new glass eye at a medical equipment shop in Munich December 11, 2012. Shop owner and ocularist Gerhard 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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