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Eye Implant Surgery Specialist

The Elite Wellness Resort

Justina P Taube, MD

Ocular-Plastic Surgeon & Ophthalmology located in Houston, TX

If you experience trauma to one or both of your eyes, and it results in blindness, you can benefit from eye implant surgery. Eye implant surgery restores your eye to its near-original appearance, using advanced tools and a prosthesis. At The Elite Wellness Resort, ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Justina Taube, MD, performs several types of eye implant surgery, including evisceration and enucleation. To make an appointment at the practice in Houston, Texas, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Eye Implant Surgery Q & A

What is eye implant surgery?

Eye implant surgery is an outpatient procedure that involves Dr. Taube removing some or part of your eyeball and replacing it with an artificial prosthesis. Eye implant surgery cannot improve or restore your vision, but it can make your eye (or eyes) more aesthetically pleasing.

Who can benefit from eye implant surgery?

You might benefit from eye implant surgery at The Elite Wellness Resort if you:

  • Have an eye that’s blind and painful
  • Develop a severe eye infection
  • Are diagnosed with eye cancer
  • Experience a severe eye-related injury 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Taube reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. She uses that information to determine the type of eye implant surgery that will most benefit you.

What are the types of eye implant surgery?

At The Elite Wellness Resort, Dr. Taube offers several types of eye implant surgery, including:

Enucleation surgery

During enucleation surgery, Dr. Taube uses special tools to remove your entire eyeball. The muscles that control your eye movement are left intact and attached to an artificial prosthetic that looks very similar to your natural eye. 

Evisceration surgery

During evisceration surgery, Dr. Taube carefully removes your cornea (the clear, dome-shaped piece at the front of your eye) and cleans the tissues underneath. She leaves the white of your eye and the muscles that control your eye’s movement intact and attaches them to a prosthetic that looks just like your eye.

Is evisceration or enucleation eye implant surgery better?

The type of eye implant surgery that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including the cause of your vision loss, your age, and your health history. 

Many experts consider evisceration better because it’s less invasive and takes less time. Even so, people with severe eye trauma or infection often respond better to enucleation.

What is recovery like after eye implant surgery?

Following eye implant surgery, you need a friend or family member to drive you home from the hospital. In the days after the procedure, take your medication as prescribed and avoid activities like swimming or strenuous exercise. Keep the bandage over your eye dry at all times. 

A week after the operation, you visit The Elite Wellness Resort for a check-up. Dr. Taube assesses how your eye is healing and makes adjustments to your recovery plan as necessary.

To learn more about eye implant surgery, make an appointment at The Elite Wellness Resort by calling the office today, or clicking the online booking feature.