1objective is to save the patient's life
What is it?
The enucleation is the total removal of the eyeball.
¿En qué casos?
- A full ophthalmological examination and eyelid and periocular examination
- Examination of the fundus of the eye
- Photos are taken to assess the patient’s condition before and after treatment
During the surgical operation
- This treatment is carried out in the operating theatre of the out-patient’s unit
- During the operation, the surgeon removes the patient’s eyeball and inserts an implant of the same size in its place to prevent the ophthalmic cavity having no volume
After the surgical operation
- The surgeon occludes the patient’s eye for 24 hours and the patient must also take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drug
- Ice must be applied to the treated area during the first few weeks
- It is also important to have enough rest for the first few days and avoid picking up heavy objects and taking exercise
- About one month after surgery, the surgeon decides whether the eye has properly healed. At that time, a prosthetic doctor may adapt an external prosthesis so that the enucleated eye has a similar appearance to a healthy eye