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DescriptionVitrectomy is a surgical procedure to treat retina and vitreous disorders. This procedure includes the removal of vitreous from the eyes and replacing it with a saline-like solution. Vitreous is the clear, jelly-like substance that fills the inside of the eye. This surgery is performed to improve vision by removing blood, debris or scar tissue that may be blocking clear vision.
SymptomsVitrectomy may be recommended to repair or prevent: Vitreous hemorrhage - In this case, the doctor generally waits for a few months for the blood to clear from the vitreousRetinal detachmentMacular PuckerDiabetic retinopathyLoss of vision for fine details (Macular Holes) Vitreous hemorrhage - In this case, the doctor generally waits for a few months for the blood to clear from the vitreous Retinal detachment Macular Pucker Diabetic retinopathy Loss of vision for fine details (Macular Holes)
Pre ProcedureThe doctor will recommend to stop consuming blood thinners, at least 5 days before the surgery.
During ProcedureThe surgery is performed by an experienced opthalmologist, uncer local or general anesthesia. It may last from an hour to several hours, depending on the case. Vitrectomy is a minimal invasive surgery that involves minute incisions in the white part of the eye (called sclera). The doctor then removes any debris or scar tissue that may be causing obstruction in vision. The doctor may inject a air bubble that will help keep the retina is place or the doctor may inject a special liquid substance – which may be later removed through another surgery.
Post ProcedureGenerally, the patient is discharged in a day. The doctor may recommend: Wearing an eye patch for a short durationUsing eye dropsIf a gas bubble was placed in the eye, then the patient is advised to lie down in a special positionUntil gas bubble dissolves, avoid taking planes for transport Wearing an eye patch for a short duration Using eye drops If a gas bubble was placed in the eye, then the patient is advised to lie down in a special position Until gas bubble dissolves, avoid taking planes for transport
Risk And ComplicationsVitrectomy may cause the following complications: BleedingInfectionPoor visionRetinal detachmentEarly cataract formationIncrease in eye pressure Bleeding Infection Poor vision Retinal detachment Early cataract formation Increase in eye pressure
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