orbital enucleationA surgical technique in which the eye—and not the rest of the orbital content (e.g., eyelids and adjacent structures)—is removed and replaced by a prosthesis.
Orbital enucleation, indications
• Congenital anophthalmia or severe microphthalmia to ensure development of the bony orbit.
• Endophthalmitis unresponsive to antibiotics.
• Cosmesis in a blind eye.
• Painful eye with no useful vision.
• Phthisis with degeneratio.n
• Intraocular trauma to avoid sympathetic ophthalmia in the second eye.
• Intraocular malignancy.