What is Enucleation?
Enucleation is a surgical procedure in which the entire eye is removed from the eye socket. This procedure is typically recommended for pets who have experienced severe eye trauma, chronic eye infections, or eye tumors that cannot be successfully treated with other methods.
Symptoms of Eye Problems
The symptoms of eye problems can vary depending on the underlying cause, but common signs include:
- Redness and inflammation
- Discharge from the eye
- Cloudy or hazy appearance of the eye
- Squinting or excessive blinking
- Eye pain or discomfort
- Changes in the size or shape of the eye
If you suspect that your pet is experiencing eye problems, it’s important to seek veterinary care right away. Delaying treatment can lead to more severe complications, including vision loss and further damage to the eye.
During an enucleation procedure, our experienced veterinary surgeons will carefully remove the entire eye from the eye socket. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may require an overnight stay in the hospital for monitoring and pain management.
After the procedure, your pet will need to wear an Elizabethan collar to prevent them from scratching or rubbing the surgical site. Our veterinary team will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions, including information about pain management and monitoring for potential complications.
At VIP Animal Hospital, we are committed to providing your pet with the highest quality of care possible. If you suspect that your pet is experiencing severe eye problems, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. Our team of veterinary professionals is here to help you and your pet get back to enjoying life together.