There are two surgical procedure for removing a damaged eye. The type of surgery you have will affect the selection of a prosthetic eye.
The two procedure are:
Evisceration – In this method, the jelly like inside of the eye is sectioned out. This is done through an incision in the front of the eye. But the procedure preserves tissues in the:
- outer eye
- eye socket (orbit)
Enucleation – In this method, the entire eye (the globe-like “eyeball”) is cut away and removed from the eye socket.
Your doctor will decide which method to use based on:
- type of eye condition you have
- degree of damage to the eye