Thinking about Enucleation (Removing Eyes)

Some Dry Eye sufferers are in so much pain that they think about removing their eyes (enucleation). These individuals are clearly desperate for relief. They may believe they have no other choice because none of the treatments they have tried have helped. They may have seen many doctors, and may think there is no doctor who can help. Some people might even seek out an ophthalmologist to perform enucleation surgery.

Only someone in extreme pain or discomfort would think about removing their own eyes. Your family and friends will be alarmed, and concerned, if you tell them you want to remove your eyes. And they will probably not understand why you want to do it.

If you feel like you “can’t get away from the pain in your eyes,” and are thinking about enucleation, you probably have not been diagnosed properly or prescribed effective treatments. Instead, seek the care of a doctor who specializes in the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome and the many related co-morbidities.