Enucleation is an operation where the globe of the eye is removed and a surgical implant is fitted to replace it. Evisceration involves replacing the contents of the globe with a surgical implant.
Both operations the conjunctiva is sutured across the front of the implant.
It is natural that people want to get back to their daily routine this eye surgery. What many don’t realise is that they can be putting themselves at risk of medical complication.
Any straining such as lifting puts pressure on the tissue inside the eye socket. This has to be avoided if the socket is to heal up well.
Specifically, it isn’t wise to –
- pick up children
- carry heavy groceries
- move furniture
- do weight training
- do head stands
- lean over when washing your hair
- push start a car
I would suggest strategies like getting down on to the same level as children to attend to their needs. Bend your knees to pick things up off the floor – keep your head above shoulder level.
Walking is a great exercise and can be done as soon as you are well enough.
So take it easy people. Give yourself a chance to heal.