Boucher has already quit international cricket following the injury last month and said he was unlikely return quickly, or even at all, to the professional game after undergoing a series of operations.
The 35 year old, who played in 147 Tests and completed a world record 555 Test dismissals, suffered a lacerated left eye after being struck by a bail during the Proteas' warm-up match against Somerset in England last month.
"It is unlikely that I will play any professional cricket again in the near future, which is very unfortunate as I was looking forward to contributing as a player for the Cobras," he said in a statement. "The risk of additional damage to my left eye or even damage to the other eye doesn't warrant it. It has been a difficult time for me mentally and physically."
"I have lost the lens, iris and pupil in my left eye. There was severe damage to my retina ... physically, at times, I have been in a lot of pain.
"I accept that the healing process is a long one and that attaining some vision in my left eye will take some time and a lot of patience."
Even so, Boucher considers himself lucky the injury did not occur earlier on in my career.
"I am incredibly grateful for the length of career that I have had and the amazing things I have experienced and people I have met during that time. This is just another challenge in my life and something that I will be working to overcome."
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