It involves the removal of all intraocular contents while preserving the sclera and extraocular muscles untouched.
It is indicated in severe ocular trauma, painful absolute glaucoma, panophthalmitis and phthisis bulbi.
This procedure generally involves the placement of an implant in the interior of the eye in order to restore the orbital volume.
The implant is usually made of silicone, or biomaterials such as hydroxyapatite, bioceramic or Medpor.
The advantage of using biomaterial implants is an improved eye movement of the cosmetic shell that will be applied above.
Evisceration is performed under local anesthesia and monitored sedation, even though it can also be performed under general anesthesia if the patient so desires.