Conditions Requiring Eye Removal
Disease, trauma, blindness and eye pain may necessitate the removal of an eye, also called enucleation. Most patients who undergo the procedure are able to replace the enucleated eye with an orbital implant and a prosthesis (artificial eye). Orbital implants are attached to muscles and other structures in the eye socket, so they feel secure and patients retain the ability to move the artificial eye. The prosthesis is designed and placed about four to six weeks after surgery. We work with a Board Certified Ocularist who is able to create and design a custom prosthesis that will very closely resemble your normal eye.