When There Is No Eye
Many children will not receive a special eye after the removal of their cancerous eye. Usually this is because artificial eyes are not available or are too expensive. This means the eye lids will remain closed, or almost closed, and the lids will lay flat.
There are a number of important considerations to make about your child’s coping, and your own coping as a parent when there is no eye.
First, it is important to remember that the eye was removed to help your child be as healthy as possible, and give him the best chance of surviving the cancer. Focusing on the positive – the health and wellbeing of your child – is your priority.
Your medical team will discuss strategies for the regular care and cleaning of the socket to ensure the tissue inside it remains healthy.