If you are facing the challenging decision of eye removal due to severe eye trauma, infection, or other painful conditions that cannot be alleviated by other treatments, evisceration offers a solution that preserves as much of the natural eye as possible while relieving discomfort and helping you prepare for cosmetic restoration. Learn more about Evisceration at Rostami OPC in McLean, Virginia.

What is Evisceration?

Evisceration is a surgical procedure that involves removing the contents of the eye while preserving the sclera, or outer shell, and often the optic nerve. This approach is generally considered when the eye can no longer function or is causing significant pain, yet there is a benefit to retaining the remaining eye structures. An orbital implant is usually placed within the remaining scleral shell to support proper facial symmetry and structure, followed by the fitting of an ocular prosthetic for cosmetic treatment.

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Candidates for Evisceration

Candidates for evisceration typically include individuals suffering from irreparable eye damage due to injury, painful eye diseases that do not respond to other treatments or internal eye tumors. This procedure is recommended when there is no potential for visual recovery, and the goal is to alleviate discomfort and improve aesthetic appearance. During your consultation at Rostami OPC, our specialized team will evaluate your condition to determine if evisceration is the most appropriate and beneficial treatment for your needs.

Evisceration Treatment

The evisceration treatment at Rostami OPC is performed under general anesthesia. Our skilled surgeons will carefully remove the internal contents of the eye while preserving the sclera. An orbital implant is then inserted into the space to maintain the eye’s volume and support the structure of the overlying prosthetic. Our experts carefully perform the procedure at Rostami OPC to ensure the best possible cosmetic outcome while minimizing potential complications.

Evisceration Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery from evisceration involves careful monitoring and follow-up care. Patients may initially experience discomfort, which can be managed with medication. Post-operative care is critical to ensure healing and includes managing swelling and preventing infection. Follow-up visits are essential to monitor the healing process and prepare for the next steps, including customizing and fitting an ocular prosthetic.

Evisceration Results

The evisceration results focus on relieving pain or discomfort from your underlying condition while providing a foundation for cosmetic restoration. The placement of the orbital implant and prosthetic aims to restore facial symmetry and help you achieve a natural appearance. Patients typically find significant improvement in their quality of life after adjusting to their new prosthetic.

Schedule a Consultation

If you or a loved one are considering evisceration, schedule a consultation with Rostami OPC to explore your options. Our compassionate and skilled team is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care, from initial consultation through recovery and prosthetic customization. If you are in McLean, Virginia, or the surrounding areas of Falls Church, Odricks Corner, or Arlington, Virginia, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you through this process.


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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