What is it?
Exenteration is a surgical procedure consisting of removing the orbital contents (either partially or fully) depending on the location of the intraocular and eyelid tumour.
In which cases is it carried out?
- Orbital tumours
- Eyelid tumours
- 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 treatme
- In addition, extension study of the tumour is conducted
During the surgical operation
- This treatment is carried out in the operating theatre of the out-patient’s unitia
- During the operation, the surgeon removes the patient’s periocular and orbital contents
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
IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery
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Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.
Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540
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Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071