Eye Removal / Anophthalmic Socket

Has one of your eyes been removed (Anophthalmic Socket) because it was blind and painful or because it had cancer? Are you having problems getting your prosthesis to fit or having problems with an exposed implant? Do you have a blind painful eye that may need to be removed? If the answer to any of these is yes then Dr. John McCann at the Center For Orbital Disease at the Center For Facial Appearances can help.

There are a number of different conditions that require removal of an eye. The most common of these conditions are when a blind eye becomes painful or unsightly or when a cancer, such as choroidal melanoma, develops inside of an eye.

Removal of an eye, like removal of any other body part, has both physical and psychological implications. The operation must be tailored to the problem. If cancer is present inside of the eye, then removal of the entire eye is necessary. However, in most cases of a blind and painful eye it is possible to just remove those portions of the eye that are causing the eye to be painful and leave behind the white covering of the eye and the eye muscles.

Dr. McCann is a regional and national expert in this type of surgery. He has done ground breaking research to improve the operations done for patients with these problems. One goal of surgery is to remove cancer when present or to alleviate pain when present.

Just as important, The Center for Facial Appearances is interested in returning your eye socket to the same or better appearance than you had prior to undergoing surgery. You will want the eye socket to look equal in size to the other socket and you will want to have a prosthesis made that looks and moves like your normal eye. The doctors at The Center for Facial Appearances work together with ocularists to rehabilitate your eye socket to look as much like the fellow eye socket as possible. Using modern surgical techniques many patients are able to achieve a more normal appearance than they had prior to undergoing surgery.


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Related Procedures

Dr. McCann offers additional orbital disease procedures. Learn more about them.


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