What Is Enucleation?
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.
When Is Enucleation Needed?
There are a number of reasons for an enucleation to be performed:
- Blind painful eye
Symptoms of Enucleation
- A blind eye that is painful
What Are The Risks Of Surgery?
There are serious complications to an enucleation
- It can create other eyelid problems, such as ptosis, ectropion, and entropion
- Poorly fitting prosthesis
- Exposure of the implant
What To Expect During 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.