What is Vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is a surgical process done to remove a jelly-like transparent tissue from the middle of the eye. This transparent jelly-like tissue is called vitreous humour and it may be infused with blood. The main purpose of the surgery is to remove blood from the vitreous gel if the blood does not clear out on its own. This condition is called vitreous haemorrhage. 

How does Vitrectomy Treatment help?

Vitrectomy efficiently treats vitreous haemorrhage. This process gives the surgeon a better view of the back of the eye and many other diseases can be treated by this. The surge...

How is Vitrectomy done?

What are the benefit and risks of Vitrectomy procedure?

The surgery has revolutionised the world of medical procedures, but it is very sensitive and difficult, and includes a few risks.

The advantages of vitrectomy treatment are:

Vitrectomy clears out the blood from vitreous humour that cannot be cleared out by the eye itself. The surgery prevents traction retinal detachment and helps in avoiding further or subsequent detachment. It also restores vision loss caused by th...

The risks associated with Vitrectomy treatment are:

As any complex surgical process, vitrectomy too has some risks. The possible risks include bleeding into the vitreous gel, infection in the eye, high intraocular pressure (high pressure inside the eyes), retinal detachments, etc. Catarac...

Patients may develop cataract and other eye diseases after a few years of the surgery.

How does Medanta provide care?

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