Prosthetic Eye Treatment for Enucleation Surgery

Enucleation surgery is a type of ocular surgery performed by an oculoplastic surgeon.  The surgery is characterized by the removal of the eye, leaving the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact.  This type of surgery is performed on patients suffering from ocular tumors, severe trauma, and painful blind eyes.  Removal of the eye can relieve pain and minimize any further risk of complications to the patient.

Once the affected eye has been removed, an orbital implant is inserted to restore the lost volume to the eye socket.  The implant will also enhance the movement, or motility, of the ocular prosthesis and eyelids.  This two part system of orbital implant and ocular prosthesis provides an aesthetic restoration, that is both stable and well tolerated by the body.  Although vision is not restored by an enucleation procedure, a natural appearance with an prosthetic eye can be achieved.  The ocular prosthesis, aided by the intact extraocular muscles, will be able to track and move simultaneously with the other natural eye.  If not impaired by trauma, the eyelids will also move and blink over the prosthesis normally as well.

For more information on prosthetic eye treatment for enucleation surgery please contact Ocular Prosthetics, Inc today.  Our team of board certified ocularists are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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