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How does enucleation of the human eye work?
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Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
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Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Surgical removal
Enucleation is reserved for blind eyes that are painful or cosmetically unappealing to the patient.
The eyeball is surgically removed and replaced with a device over which a prosthetic eyeshell (i.e., one that does not function but is cosmetiucally acceptible) is placed. The prosthetic eye needs to be taken care of and periodically replaced.

In brief: Surgical removal
Enucleation is reserved for blind eyes that are painful or cosmetically unappealing to the patient.
The eyeball is surgically removed and replaced with a device over which a prosthetic eyeshell (i.e., one that does not function but is cosmetiucally acceptible) is placed. The prosthetic eye needs to be taken care of and periodically replaced.
Dr. Martin Mayers
Dr. Martin Mayers
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