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

Associated pathologies

Experts performing this treatment

FAQs

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)
Autobuses:

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”

Timetables

Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+37) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa

Timetables

Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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