Vitrectomy

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 m...

How does it 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 it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

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

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 the bleeding of the vitreous humour. It treats and rep...

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. Cataract is also a common risk of this surgery.

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

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