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Prosthetic Eye & Socket Surgery

Anophthalmia or anophthalmic socket results when an eye is removed (rarely congenital). Losing an eye is an emotional event to any patient and can cause insecurities about his/her appearance. Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Taban, can restore proper function to the remaining and surrounding structures (eye socket, eyelids) to provide the best possible opportunity before a prosthetic (fake eye) can be made by an ocularist. There are various techniques involved including orbital volume augmentation by implant or fat grafts, upper eyelid ptosis surgery and lower eyelid tightening (ectropion surgery) with canthoplasty.

Prosthetic Eye Surgery Results

What Causes An Anophthalmic Socket?

Anophthalmia can strike at any time during someone’s life due to a number of reasons. Often times, infection, genetic mutations, prenatal deformities, or blunt injury are to blame. When a person loses their eye due to injury, visiting an ocular plastic surgeon is often the best course of action to follow. An experienced eye surgeon in Los Angeles has the ability to examine your injuries and will determine the proper course of medical treatment for your unique situation.

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Recovery After Oculoplastic Surgery

Before (left) and after (right) prosthetic eye (after enucleation/eye removal)
Before (left) and after (right) prosthetic eye (after enucleation/eye removal).

Following your scheduled surgery with an exceptional ocular plastic surgeon, you can expect to take it easy for a number of weeks following your procedure. Rest, relaxation and thorough hygiene is extremely important in the days following your anophthalmic socket surgery. If you’ve received a prosthetic eye, it’s generally required that it be cleaned with soap and water daily. In the case of children receiving prosthetic eyes, multiple fittings are often required due to their changes in growth and facial structure as they age. Contacting a board certified ocular plastic surgeon in LA is always your best course of action when seeking help from a professional regarding questions of anophthalmic socket.

Before & After Photos

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Left photo shows 2 months after right eye evisceration (removal). Right photo shows after prosthesis placement.
Before (left) and after (right) socket surgery and prosthesis.
75 year old female, with history of right eye removal with poor eye prosthesis fit and appearance, underwent initial right socket silicone implant placement followed later by right upper eyelid ptosis repair. Before and 1 week after eyelid ptosis repair photos are shown.
18 year old young brave woman, underwent revision of her right ocular prosthesis (by ocularist) plus right upper eyelid ptosis surgery and right canthoplasty.

Who Should Perform Ocular Prosthesis Surgery?

When choosing a surgeon to perform eyelid retraction surgery, look for a cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeon who specializes in the eyelids, orbit, and tear drain system. Your surgeon’s membership in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) indicates he or she is not only a board certified ophthalmologist who knows the anatomy and structure of the eyelids and orbit but also has had extensive training in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is board certified in the field of Ophthalmology in Los Angeles and has a unique background and knowledge socket surgery. If you’d like to learn more about socket surgery and what treatment options may be best for you, contact us today to schedule an initial consult with Dr. Taban at his Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara office location.

*Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

I needed surgery (DCR) as I had tear duct obstructions … I visited 4 doctors in total before selecting Dr. Taban. … Dr. Taban performs endoscopic DCRs. … I am happy to report that after 7 months, the procedure with Dr. Taban is still a success! … Thank you, Dr. Taban, for letting me wear eye makeup once again!

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I recently had a procedure done on my left eye with Dr Taban. I cannot express how amazing he and his staff are. I had a tumor under my left eyelid … Thanks for everything Dr Taban!

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Jesse H.

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Dr. Taban is efficient, timely, kind and the best in the field of ocular plastic surgery. He repaired my left eye, … inserted a gold ball in the my left eyelid and raised my left eyebrow. So, now I can open and close my left eye. Wonderful

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Mary Jane Steele

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Will never go anywhere else to get my Filler. It’s hard to find a good doctor that you can trust with your face, the last thing you want to have is the look like you’ve had work done. Dr. Taban is AMAZING at what he does!

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