Surgical Intra-Ocular Prosthesis alternative to Enucleation
If your pet is dealing with a chronically painful, blind eye, from diseases such as glaucoma or uveitis, options for long term comfort are usually recommended. Simplest of these options is eye removal, or enucleation. Another, more cosmetic option is an intrascleral prosthetic. This procedure allows a cure for the painful disease, and still allows for the eye and functional eyelids to remain, resulting in a more natural look. Commonly the eye may appear blue/grey and sometimes dark grey to black in color after surgery. Complications after surgery include corneal ulceration, decreased tear production, and, very rarely, rejection of the prosthesis. To determine if your pet is a good candidate for this procedure, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.