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I had my left eye removed last month due to a large choroidal melanoma. Why can’t I open my eyelid over the conformer?      

The conformer does not have the same volume and anterior projection as your eye. As a result the eyelid "slips" down over the conformer. Once you have an ocular prosthetic custom made to your eye, the eyelid will sit in a more normal position.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Nov 20, 2012

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