Preparing for Enucleation
Your child will not be experiencing the vast and bewildering array of emotions that you are going through at the moment. He will probably be satisfied with a simple, honest explanation in familiar language he can understand. Give more information to older children as their curiosity and comprehension allow.
For example “your eye is sick/has a boo boo inside and the doctor needs to take it away to make you better. When he has taken your eye out, you won’t be able to see from it any more, but you will get a new pretend eye that will look just like the one your doctor took out”.