Enucleation / Artificial Eye:
Patients who are blind for whatever reason can also have eye pain or an eye that is disfigured. Dr. Edmonson helps these patients with a enucleation procedure to remove the painful, non-seeing eye in order to restore a more normal appearance to the face. This process involves a surgery where Dr. Edmonson removes the damaged eye tissue. After the surgical site has healed, the patient will then have a prosthetic eye made that closely resembles their other eye. The surgery should provide the patient with an eye that moves and looks very natural. For most of our patients, it is very difficult to distinguish the normal eye from the “artificial” eye.