Evisceration

More than
50
surgeries a year
Performed under
3
circumstances in order to improve quality of life: blind eye or un-aesthetic or painful eyes
100%
of patients require a prosthesis

What is it?

Evisceration is a surgical procedure consisting of removing the internal contents of the eye maintaining the sclera and its muscles.

In which cases is it carried out?

  • Painful blind eyes
  • Eyes that lose their volume (phithisis)
  • Very large eyes (buphthalmos)

Previous examinations

  • 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 maintaining the sclera  and its muscles and inserts an implant of the same size in its place to prevent the ophthalmic cavity having no volume

After the operation

  • The surgeon occludes the patient’s eye for 24 hours and the patient must also take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • 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

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