In Memoriam of Raymond E. Peters
Raymond Elia Peters began his career in the U.S. Navy Dental Department of the Medical Research Division at the Bethesda, MD, Naval Complex. His training consisted of researching new methods of incorporating pigments into ocular prosthetics and other synthetics used in duplicating parts of the human body. He had a comprehensive background in his area of specialization to support his patients. Raymond was well known to the ophthalmology community in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, having served these areas for decades. His patient base, included children as well as adults, was not only centered in the mid-Atlantic, but throughout the country and the entire world. He served with the Veterans Administration as Chief of the Artificial Eye and Restorations Clinic (Washington, D.C.), as well as the private firm of Mager & Gougelman. As a senior ocular prosthetist, consultant, and researcher, he specialized in artificial eyes, maxillofacial prostheses, scleral lenses, ocular implants, audio inserts, and the newer bio-matrix (hydroxyl-apitite) implant, serving those in need throughout the world. As a consultant to Burton & Parsons Pharmaceutical Company and the Milton Roy Company, he had initiated the development of the Artificial Eye Care Kit, which has been a benefit to the artificial eye wearer.
When Peters was serving as Chief of the Plastic Eye and Restorations Clinic of the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., he was involved in the installation of regional clinics throughout the United States. During that period he also developed the soft ear insert for the hearing impaired and the process for its distribution, which saved the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses.
Raymond was an accomplished artist which is why he was great at paiting the coloring of the prosthetic eyes. You can see a sample of his artwork behind him in the above picture. As a totally qualified and dedicated professional, Raymond Peters was available for custom fitted ocular prostheses.
On April 25, 2017, at the age of 87, Raymond Peter passed away after battling Leukemia for three years. His wife, Susan Peters, continues to work to uphold and build upon the legacy that Raymond had in the field of prosthetics. To read more about Raymond’s life and legacy, please feel free to read this excellent article.
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