June 21st, 2017
If your child has been diagnosed with retinoblastoma, and enucleation surgery is recommended, our Los Angeles ocularists are here to help restore your child’s appearance and well-being. The enucleation surgical procedure is utilized to minimize any further risk to your child’s health. In order to eliminate and prevent the further spread of cancerous cells, the affected eye is removed, and the eye socket volume is replaced with an orbital implant. The orbital implant is an important device for maintaining normal facial growth, promoting normal function of the eyelids and enhancing natural movement of the ocular prosthesis.
Is it important to focus on the preventative nature of retinoblastoma treatment and the positive outcome possible with prosthetic eye restoration. Stephen Haddad, Los Angeles Board Certified Ocularist, has over 20 years of prosthetic eye care for survivors of retinoblastoma. At Ocular Prosthetics, Inc., our specialized treatment techniques were developed under the guidance of the late Nancy Mansfield, Ph.D., former president of the Institute for Families at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Stephen and his team’s dedication to the sensitive care of these patients is second to none.
For more information on retinoblastoma, please read our blog post, “Retinoblastoma: The Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions” found under the Blog Tab. We have also included a link to Retinoblastoma International and Know The Glow, organizations dedicated to fighting children’s eye cancer worldwide, under the Resources Tab – Website Links.