• Can my shrunken eye be made bigger?


    Can my shrunken eye be made bigger? I have a pre-phthisis shrunken eye and I realize that vision cannot be restored, but I just want it to be made the same size as my other eye. I want to keep my real eye, despite it being blind. Can something be injected into my eye at intervals until it is back to its normal size?


    We do not currently perform procedures to re-inflate a shrunken eye. A phthsical eye (a shrunken, non-functioning eye) is very weak and further manipulation might lead to increased pain and risk of infection. You could wear a prosthetic such as a scleral shell over your eye. This would allow you to retain your globe, its movement as well as its appearance.

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