During enucleation, the eye and part of the optic
nerve are removed. An artificial eye is then placed and a prosthetic eye is
- Eye removal
- Painful blindness
- Optic nerve
Treated with Enucleation:
Enucleation can be utilized in cases of painful
blindness, eye infection, eye trauma, intraocular eye melanoma and
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
enucleation. Orbital evisceration and orbital exenteration are surgical
alternatives to the procedure.
Enucleation can be performed with a local
anesthetic. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that
the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Enucleation:
Possible risks following enucleation include
infection, bleeding, scarring, swelling, pain and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible to experience implant protrusion and socket
The prognosis for a positive end result following
enucleation is very good for removing cancer and preventing its recurrence.