At first, many thanks for your excellent website! I came
around by searching for information about eye removal and
Well, let me tell a bit about myself. I am a 19-year old
female from Germany and I am about awaiting the removal of
my left eye. It became necessary due to glaucoma and a
corneal transplant surgery where have been several
problems. During operation my eye started bleeding a lot
and I lost more than half of eyeball volume. I have no
medical knowledge, so I can't explain the exact reasons for
Now living with a blind eye, a clouded cornea and a
shrinking eye, the doctor asked me to let the eye be
removed because it makes more problems (and sometimes pain)
than it is helpful. And, of course, it is very unsightly,
people always look at me because of this.
So, after a period of thinking about it, I decided to
let my doctor do the enucleation. Although the eye a
damaged a lot, it was really a difficult decision I made.
The operation is scheduled for the end of April.
Your website helped me a lot to get information and
learning about other people's feelings. Additionally, I
agree with you all, it is also my fear that they remove the
wrong eye! But I know from the hospital (from my corneal
transplant) that they ask you which eye should be operated
to make sure that they mark the right eye and make no
My second concern is about how I will look like after
surgery. But after I read you site, I concluded that it
might be not as bad as I had imagined.
And the third thing is that I agree that nervousness
before surgery is more present than after surgery. Well,
there are several weeks left until then but I am starting
about making thoughts about what I will go through.
Again, thank you a lot for providing the information. I
think you will hear from me when I underwent the surgery, I
will tell about my experiences.