My Fake Eye, The Story of My Prosthesis
This book is a useful and comforting tool for the child and family who have had or will be having an eye enucleated. It clearly illustrates and provides a non-threatening explanation to help answer questions for the child and family members about the surgery and/or prosthesis.
The presentation of a three-year-old's experience with enucleation and the subsequent fitting of the prosthesis is reassuring to both the child and the family. Brian and Zack, the two children portrayed in the book who have each had an eye enucleated, are delightful, charming youngsters. As we go on their journey from diagnosis to cosmetic success, it is easy for other children to identify with them and to be comforted by their experiences.
Nearly 10,000 copies have been distributed to individuals, hospitals, and ophthalmological centers throughout the United States and abroad. Available in Spanish.