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When can i be fitted for my new prosthetic eye after eye removal surgery?

If you have recently undergone eye removal surgery, you may be wondering when you can be fitted for a prosthetic eye. The good news is that you can typically be fitted for a prosthetic eye as soon as your surgical wound has healed enough to allow for it.


The time it takes for your surgical wound to heal can vary, but it is typically between four and six weeks. During this time, your doctor will closely monitor the healing process to ensure that it is progressing as expected.


Once your surgical wound is fully healed, your doctor will refer you to a specialist who can fit you for a prosthetic eye.


It is important to remember that every patient is different, so the exact timeline for being fitted for a prosthetic eye can vary. Your doctor will be able to provide you with more specific information about when you can expect to be fitted for a prosthetic eye based on your individual circumstances.


In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help ensure that your surgical wound heals properly. First, be sure to follow all of your doctor's instructions for post-surgery care, including taking any prescribed medications and keeping the surgical site clean and covered. It is also important to avoid any activities that could put strain on the surgical site, such as lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous exercise.


If you experience any unusual symptoms, such as excessive bleeding or pain, be sure to contact your doctor right away. They will be able to provide you with the necessary care and advice to ensure that your surgical wound heals properly and you can be fitted for a prosthetic eye as soon as possible.


Overall, the timeline for being fitted for a prosthetic eye after eye removal surgery can vary, but most patients can expect to be fitted for a prosthetic eye within four to six weeks of their surgery. With proper care and attention, you can ensure that your surgical wound heals properly and you can move forward with the process of being fitted for a prosthetic eye.

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