In cases of severe damage or extreme circumstances, it may become necessary to fully remove the eye. Though the prospect is not pleasant to think about, it may prove vital to preserving overall well-being. In these cases of enucleation in Austin, Dr. Shah Vira is here to provide expert, compassionate care for her patients when they are most in need.
With expert enucleation, you can protect your overall health. If you have noticed your eyes watering more than usual, Dr. Shah Vira is here at Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery to help you take care of the issue and get your eyes back to their best.
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What Is Enucleation?
Enucleation is the medical term for removing an eye through surgical means. Of course, this is always going to be a last resort, and only necessary in extreme cases. However, when these cases arise, it can be vital to remove the eye to protect your health.
The reason that this procedure is necessary could be due to any of the following:
- An injury that has severely damaged the eye
- A tumor located in or around the eye
- Severe pain in the eye that cannot be relieved by any other means
- Blindness that cannot be corrected
If any of these cases apply to you, or if your doctor has recommended enucleation, it is important that you seek out care from a qualified specialist. Enucleation is a delicate and complex procedure, so you will want to be sure that you are in good hands that can provide compassionate, patient-centric care.
What Is the Enucleation Surgery Like?
The enucleation surgery itself is fairly straightforward, but requires experience to ensure no additional damage occurs. We perform the procedure on an outpatient basis and ensure patient comfort through general anesthesia. Dr. Shah Vira will carefully and precisely sever key tissues and remove the eye. Once the procedure is over, you can have someone drive you home where you can focus on recovery.
In some cases, a prosthetic eye may be recommended or even required afterward. Prosthetic eyes are not just for cosmetic purposes, though they can help you to feel more comfortable about your appearance after the procedure. They also help to protect the socket from further damage and infection.
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Why Would I Need Enucleation?
Making the decision to have enucleation is certainly difficult, and we are here to provide compassionate support every step of the way. We will always explore all possible alternatives before settling on this procedure for a patient. However, when the eye is too damaged or puts the body as a whole at risk, it may require this procedure.
The first step in any enucleation procedure is going to be a consultation with Dr. Shah Vira. During this consultation, you will discuss your medical history and the current state of your eye health. She will also perform a thorough examination of your eyes to get a better understanding of what is going on and to develop a treatment plan.
The recovery period can vary significantly and depends on the procedure and the reason for needing the procedure in the first place. However, it is normal for patients to take several weeks off from work while they heal. During this time, we will provide full post-procedure instructions, including how long you will need to wear an eyepatch to prevent damage or infection. Dr. Shah Vira and her team are prepared to provide support and additional info for your recovery process to ensure it all goes smoothly. We know it can be a challenging time, so always feel free to call us if you need any additional tips or information about the enucleation recovery process.
Call us or use our online form to get started by setting up your consultation for enucleation in Austin, Texas. The team at Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery is here to provide you with a compassionate experience that delivers results to keep your overall health preserved. Contact us today to learn more about our treatments & procedures and how they provide the help you need.