Enucleation/ Evisceration / Socket Repair in Tampa Bay
In the event that an eye becomes blind, painful or injured, the eye will need to be removed for comfort. At Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, we offer these services to patients living in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and the many others who travel to us for Dr. Mohadjer’s expert services.
What Are Enucleation, Evisceration, and Socket Repair?
Enucleation, evisceration, and socket repair are techniques involved in the treatment of a blind, painful eye. These treatments are used to remove damaged eyes and replace them with implants so that patients can be pain free, and be able to wear a more aesthetically pleasing prosthesis.
When the eye socket is contracted, or scarred, it may be too small to hold a prosthesis. Socket repair is conducted to make an appropriate sized space to wear a prosthesis to enhance the cosmetic appearance. Dr. Mohadjer of Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay specializes in all of these techniques to help patients address damage to the eye socket.
Am I A Good Candidate for Enucleation, Evisceration, and Socket Repair Treatment?
If you have suffered an injury to the eye, have a blind, painful eye, or trouble with your prosthesis, you may be a good candidate for enucleation, evisceration or socket repair. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these services is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.
During your consultation, Dr. Mohadjer will assess your condition in order to determine if these treatments are a good fit for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment or find a suitable alternative.
What is the Enucleation, Evisceration, and Socket Repair Treatment Like?
The enucleation, evisceration, and socket repair treatments are performed with anesthesia to keep you safe and comfortable. Enucleation is the full removal of the eye. Evisceration removes only the internal parts of the eye, leaving the white part of the eye intact and attached to the surrounding muscles.
The exact techniques used will depend on your condition, which we will diagnose during your consultation. After the appropriate components of the eye are removed, the eye socket can be directly treated or implants can be placed.
What is the Enucleation, Evisceration, and Socket Repair Recovery Process Like?
The recovery from these treatments can vary largely depending on the condition being treated and the extent of surgery performed. Patients will need to take several days off of work and other activities in order to rest and let the body heal. You will have to wear bandages and a patch on the eye for one week during the recovery process. We will provide specific recovery instructions during your consultation and before your treatment, based on your personalized treatment plan.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Enucleation, Evisceration, and Socket Repair?
The goal of enucleation, evisceration and socket repair is to address injuries, tumors, and other severe conditions that are affecting the deeper parts of the eyes. With these treatments, we can remove cancerous, life-threatening tumors, eliminate pain, and enhance cosmesis to improve patients’ quality of life.
Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay specializes in enucleation, evisceration, socket repair, and other reconstructive orbital surgeries. To learn more about these procedures or schedule your consultation, contact us today. We welcome men and women from St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and around the world.