Enucleation Chesapeake, VA


Enucleation is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the entire eye, it will preserve the periorbital and orbital structure.  In most cases, an implant will be placed to replace the eye. A prosthetic or “glass eye” can be made after surgery to match the other eye.


There are a number of reasons for an enucleation to be performed:

  • Trauma
  • Blind painful eye
  • Malignancy

Symptoms of Enucleation

  • A blind eye that is painful
  • Malignancy
  • Trauma

Complications of an Enucleation

There are serious complications to an enucleation

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • It can create other eyelid problems, such as  ptosis, ectropion, and entropion
  • Poorly fitting prosthesis
  • Exposure of the implant

Enucleation surgery 

An enucleation is performed by removing the entire eyeball, an implant is put in place to achieve cosmetic symmetry within the socket to allow limited mobility of the prosthesis.

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Southside Eye offers Enucleation for pateints in Chesapeake, VA. Call us today at (757) 484-0101 to learn more.