evisceration, the contents of the eye globe are removed. The extraorbital
muscles and the white part of the eye are left intact and an artificial eye is
placed in the eyeball.
Also Known As:
- Eye’s content removal
- Eye surgery
Conditions Treated with Orbital Evisceration:
evisceration may be performed in cases of eye infection and intraocular
There are no
comparable non-surgical alternatives to orbital evisceration. Enucleation is a
surgical alternative to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Orbital Evisceration:
evisceration 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.
Potential Complications from Orbital
following orbital evisceration include scarring, swelling, pain, infection, bleeding,
socket irritation, implant protrusion and a negative reaction to the anesthesia
that is used.
Prognosis after Orbital Evisceration:
The prognosis for a
positive end result following orbital evisceration is good in cases of removing
cancer and preventing recurrence.