Eye Removal Surgery: Overview
Enucleation and evisceration are surgical procedures to remove a diseased eye. An enucleation procedure involves removing the entire eyeball. An evisceration procedure involves removal of the contents of the eye and the cornea, while the outer covering is left intact.
Eye Removal Surgery: Reasons for Removal
Painful Blind Eye
In certain cases, blind eyes become extremely painful due to increased pressure and/or inflammation. In most cases, removing the eye leads to dramatic pain relief.
Cosmetically Unacceptable Blind Eye
A blind eye will sometimes shrink or have an unsightly appearance for other reasons. Most of the time the removed eye will be replaced with a prosthetic (or artificial) eye.
Severely Infected Blind Eye
Sometimes a blind eye will become severely infected with no hope of recovery. In these cases, the eye is removed to prevent the spread of infection to other parts of the body.
Some eyes develop cancerous growths and are removed to prevent the cancer from spreading. when this is the case, complete removal of the eyeball is necessary.
Eye Removal Surgery: What to Expect
Several state-of-the-art techniques exist to help achieve the best outcome for each specific situation. We discuss multiple options during each consultation while applying careful attention so patients are confident with their final decision.
To learn more, or to schedule an Eye Removal Surgery consultation, please Call (512) 528-1144 or Contact Us.
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