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In some eye conditions to ease severe pain and to protect the other healthy eye, the eyeball may need removal. Although this approach treats the eye condition, it can have a devastating effect on their psychology. Hence the doctor would take measures to offer the patient a “normal” look normal after surgery.
Conditions that may require socket reconstruction include:
- Anopthalmos: A very rare condition of the eye indicated by a complete absence of ocular (eye) tissue within the orbit (eye socket) at birth.
- Micropthalmos: A congenital condition of the eye characterized by the incomplete formation of the eye, leaving the infant with small eye(s).
- Contracted socket: Is a condition characterized by small-sized fornices or cavity of the eyeball, thereby creating difficulties in the retention of a prosthetic (artificial eye). This may be due to multiple socket operations, irradiation of the socket following enucleation (removal of a diseased or injured eye), severe socket infections/initial injuries, and surgery that may cause excessive destruction of the conjunctiva or formation of scar tissue in the conjunctiva.
The most common causes for socket reconstruction include congenital defects, trauma, cancer and scarring.