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The Peripheral Aspects of Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Dr Ritika
Dr Ritika
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A surgical procedure where the vitreous humor gel-filled in the eye cavity is removed is called as vitreoretinal surgery or Vitrectomy. When the humor is removed, it helps in accessing the retina. This kind of surgery lets getting a variety of repairs like – laser repair of retinal detachment, removal of scar tissue and macular holes’ treatment.

Vitrectomy is done for eye problems like:

  • Diabetic vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Intraocular foreign body
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Retrieval of lens nucleus following complicated

Vitreoretinal surgery is performed by highly seasoned general ophthalmologists, ophthalmologist sub-specialists and optometrists. The duration of surgery depends on the condition of the eye. It may be 30 minutes or over 3 hours. As per the consultation, the doctor gives a tentative figure on how long will it take to heal.

What to keep in mind after a Vitrectomy?

If you recently have had a vitrectomy then make sure that you stay in consultation with your eye doctor. Since he is the only person who is aware of the eye condition, no one else will be able to give a realistic idea on the affected eye. He will recommend prescribed medications like anti-inflammatory eye drop for several weeks as well.

It is recommended that one should follow all the instructions of the eye surgeon and abide by the timely medications. In addition, in the initial few weeks after the surgery, you may not get the final visual outcome. There is a lesser probability that issues like infection, bleeding, or progression of cataract and retinal detachment may arise. Vitrectomy is one such surgery where sight is restored and if not, the vision is significantly improved.

After the vitrectomy, the surgeon instills special fluids or gases into the eye. It enables the retina to flatten and stay attached to the affected eye’s outer wall. In case, gas is instilled in the eye, it is extremely crucial to stabilize the head which is followed by surgery for several days or weeks. It assists in keeping the retina stay attached. In case silicone fluid is placed in the affected eye for maintaining the retina in the respective position, it should be removed from the eye in most cases, eventually.

Centre for Sight and its expertise in handling Vitrectomy

With so many years of expertise in their kitty, the CFS team has always managed to be on a voyage of giving successful treatments and medications. In the case of vitrectomy, our specialized team makes sure that successful treatment and the right medication are offered. Depending on the eye condition of the patient, the respective team explains varied precautionary measures and helps in healing at the earliest.