Prosthetic Eye Treatment for Enucleation Surgery
When an eye is removed (enucleation), the surgeon places an implant into the socket that remains buried in the tissue for life. About 6 weeks after surgery when the tissue is healed without swelling, an ocular prosthesis (artificial plastic eye) is fitted by an ocularist (an artist who specializes in making the artificial human eye) to cover the buried implant. The prosthesis is a removable device and resembles a thick contact lens. The prosthesis fits comfortably and provides a natural appearing eye that matches the opposite eye.
A prosthesis can remain in the socket for life, but it should generally be cleaned daily while bathing or showering by rinsing the surface using clean warm water. A warm washcloth can be used to wipe off debris without removing the eye.
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Help them understand enucleation, the prosthesis and artificial eye care, and prepare them for situations that may arise. This will reduce stress for your child, the staff and you.
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Losing an eye, undergoing enucleation surgery, and being fitted with and wearing a glass eye can be an emotionally traumatic experience, requiring a significant psychological (as well as physical) healing period. For this reason, counseling and support groups can be a great help during a patient's recovery.