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How long after eye enucleation can someone go home?

How long after eye enucleation can someone go home?

Same day: In nearly all cases, this is a day surgery and doesn't require admission. It is usually done under general anesthesia, so you would leave after an hour or two following the surgery. ...Read more

Enucleation (Definition)

Enucleation is removal of the eye. Similar terms are evisceration which is removal of the contents of the and exenteration which is removal of the ...Read more


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Who has eye enucleation surgery?

Who has eye enucleation surgery?

Diseased eyes: Enucleation is commonly performed due severe eye trauma, a chronically painful eye with very high or very low pressure, a severely infected eye or tumors growing inside the eye. ...Read more

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How long after eye enucleation can you leave the hospital?

How long after eye enucleation can you leave the hospital?

Overnight: In many cases you just need to be in the hospital for one night. However, if there is concern about possibly developing an infection (for example following trauma) or bleeding (for example if you are on blood thinners) you may need to stay longer. ...Read more

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What to do if i just had my eye enucleation 4 days ago, can I dye my hair already?

What to do if i just had my eye enucleation 4 days ago, can I dye my hair already?

Yes: You will have an eye patch at this point as the socket heals but you certainly can have your hair dyed if that is part of your personal cosmetic routine. You might add an additional layer of protection around the socket area to prevent any dye from leaking into the healing socket. ...Read more

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How long is the eye painful after enucleation surgery? Overall recovery time?

How long is the eye painful after enucleation surgery? Overall recovery time?

one week: Most enucleations require about one week for the socket to quiet down enough that pain is minimal. The pain relates a little to swelling and also to the fact that the eye muscles continue to act on motion of the other eye, which stretches the tissue-causing pain. Recovery overall is 3-4 weeks at which time the socket is ready for an artificial eye to be made. ...Read more

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How does enucleation of the human eye work?

How does enucleation of the human eye work?

Removal of the eye: The eye itself is separated from both the covering conjunctiva & 6 attached extraocular muscles. The optic nerve is severed & globe is removed from the orbit. A ball made of an inert porous material (like coral) is placed in the space & the muscles reattached to it. A peg on the front of ball snaps into prosthesis (glass eye molded later). Tissue is closed again. Plastic spacer placed btwn lids. ...Read more

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How can an enucleation of the human eye work?

How can an enucleation of the human eye work?

Surgical removal: Enucleation is a term to describe surgically removal of an eye ball. When a blind eye becomes intolerably painful, enucleation may be the only way to get complete relief. The surgery is carried out in the operating room. Patient usually is under general anesthesia. The eyeball is removed and the empty orbit is replaced with an implant. Patient later will be fitted with an prosthesis. ...Read more

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How does an enucleation of the eye work?

How does an enucleation of the eye work?

Eye removed: In an enucleation, the eyeball is separated from the eye muscles, which are secured with sutures. The optic nerve is then cut and bleeding is stopped. Next, a synthetic implant is placed in the eye socket to take up the volume of the removed eye. The muscles are then attached to the front of the implant with the preplaced sutures. The conjunctiva is sutured closed over the implant. ...Read more

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I developed a serious endophthalmitis in late 2012 and have subsequently lost all vision in the eye is painful. What can I expect with enucleation?

I developed a serious endophthalmitis in late 2012 and have subsequently lost all vision in the eye is painful.  What can I expect with enucleation?

Pain relief: I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate outcome. With enucleation or eviseration surgery, the eye or it's contents are removed to eliminate the sources of pain and help you recover. A customized prosthetic is fashioned for a "look-a-like" replica of your other eye and placed in your eye socket, so as to restore an acceptable cosmetic balance between the eyes. After few months u should feel better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: enucleation?

What is the definition or description of: enucleation?

Removal of the eye: Enucleation is removal of the eye. Similar terms are evisceration which is removal of the contents of the and exenteration which is removal of the contents of the orbit. ...Read more

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