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How much would the operation be to have an eye completely removed

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How much would the operation be to have an eye completely removed in the UK privately?
Would a private surgeon do it if the eye still had a little vision but was painful and the patient is not wanting to take drugs that could cause cancer etc. anymore for an eye that hardly works? Thank you.

Dr-Trace :

Hi - I am Dr. Trace and I will attempt to answer your question.

Dr-Trace :

I am not familiar with the health system in the UK and so unfortunately I cannot quote you prices for a procedure called an enucleation in the UK. I am certain you can call and request this information from private practice ophthalmologists.

Dr-Trace :

In the US, I don't know of any surgeons who would remove a viable eye if it still had vision. Removal or enucleation is reserved for blind painful eyes only.

Dr-Trace :

There are many procedures that can be performed on an eye for pain, depending upon the pathology, without enucleating the eye and without decreasing the remaining vision.

Dr-Trace :

Even though you describe the eye as "hardly working", even a small amount of vision will provide depth perception which would be lost if the eye were removed.

Dr-Trace :

I think you need to discuss this issue in more depth with your doctor. Again, enucleation is a last resort for a blind, painful eye only.

Dr-Trace :

I hope this answers your question.

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Dr. T

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