If you are suffering from severe eye conditions that result in chronic pain or if your eye poses a risk to your overall health, enucleation may be a necessary treatment option. This procedure alleviates pain and allows for cosmetic restoration through advanced prosthetic solutions. At Rostami OPC in McLean, Virginia, we offer compassionate care for patients considering enucleations.

What is an Enucleation?

Enucleation is the surgical removal of an eye, typically reserved for cases involving a blind, painful eye, severe infection, or intraocular cancer that cannot be resolved with less invasive treatments. This process involves removing the eye while leaving the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact to support an orbital implant and ocular prosthetic.

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Candidates for Enucleations

Candidates for enucleations often include individuals with irreversibly damaged or painful eyes due to trauma, disease, or congenital disabilities. They are also considered for patients whose eye conditions might threaten their overall health, such as certain types of tumors. To determine if an enucleation is right for you, we recommend that you schedule a private consultation at Rostami OPC. During a consultation at Rostami OPC in McLean, Virginia, our team assesses the condition of your eye and discusses all possible treatment options to determine if enucleation is the most appropriate course of action.

Enucleation Treatment

Our skilled oculofacial surgeons perform the enucleation procedure at Rostami OPC under general anesthesia. During the surgery, the eye is carefully removed to relieve pain or eliminate the source of infection, cancer, or tumor, ensuring that the muscles and orbital structures are preserved for optimal prosthetic fit. An orbital implant is then inserted into the eye socket to replace the volume lost with the removal of the eye.

Enucleation Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery from enucleation involves managing discomfort with prescribed medications and caring for the surgical site to prevent infection. Patients typically return for follow-up appointments to monitor healing and prepare for the fitting of an ocular prosthetic. Our team provides detailed aftercare instructions and support throughout the healing process, ensuring each patient understands how to care for their orbital area to promote the best possible recovery.

Enucleation Results

The primary result of enucleation is the relief from pain and suffering caused by the original eye condition. Following recovery, patients receive a custom-designed ocular prosthetic that closely matches the appearance of their natural eye, restoring facial symmetry and improving overall cosmetic appearance. This prosthetic eye enhances the patient’s quality of life and confidence post-surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering enucleation or want to explore your options for relief from a painful or diseased eye, schedule a consultation at Rostami OPC in McLean, Virginia. Our expert team is committed to providing the highest level of care, from your initial consultation through surgery and into recovery and prosthetic customization. Contact us today if you are in McLean, Virginia, or the surrounding areas of Falls Church, Odricks Corner, or Arlington, Virginia.


Are you ready to explore your cosmetic treatment options? Schedule a consultation with us at our McLean, Virginia location. Our expert team is here to discuss your aesthetic goals and create a personalized treatment plan tailored just for you. Contact us today to take the first step towards your rejuvenation journey at Rostami OPC.

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