Fashion Blogger Lauren Scruggs Receives 'Beautiful' Prosthetic Left Eye, Mother Reveals


Former "Gossip Girl" intern's mother wrote about her daughter's prosthetic eye experience on the Caring Bridge website.

Two months after a plane propeller sliced the left side of her body, fashion blogger and one-time Gossip Girl wardrobe intern Lauren Scruggs was fitted with a prosthetic left eye today.

Her left eye and arm had to be removed after the accident. She has already undergone some reconstruction on her left face and shoulder.

"It is beautiful," Lauren's mother Cheryl Scruggs wrote of her daughter's new eye on the Caring Bridge website, which she updates regularly about her daughter's recovery.

“Jeff, myself, Lo and Britt showed up at 9am at the ocularist,' Cheryl wrote, using her daughter's nickname, Lo.

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“'We didn’t know what to expect, other than it would be an all day process from 9 a.m - 5 p.m. Another new step. She was fitted and measured. The ocularist carefully painted and shaped the new eye. By 5 p.m., it was done, and her new eye was in place. Thank you God for providing. Bittersweet..."

She added that the family had met with professionals this week about options for a prosthetic limb.

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Lauren, 23, has been recovering for nearly two months since she accidentally walked in front of a plane propeller in Dallas after taking a ride with a friend to see the city's Christmas lights. 

Best of luck, Lauren. Stay strong.


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