Vitrectomy is a type of eye operation in which a doctor removes the vitreous, jelly-like fluid inside the eye, and replaces it with a saline solution. It is often done as part of other eye surgeries.
Overview of Vitrectomy
For people to see, light has to pass through the eye and reach retina. Then it sends the information to our brain. Various diseases can cause fluid in the vitreous to cloud, fill with blood or debris, harden, or scar. This can keep light from reaching the retina properly and cause vision trouble. Removing and replacing the fluid may solve or improve the problem. This procedure is the treatment of many problems such as retinal detachment or diabetic retinopathy.
Vitrectomy Recommended For:
• Patients with cloudy vision due to a problem in vitreous
The ophthalmologist can tell if there are specific things patients need to do to prepare. He/she will take a medical history from the patient.
A vitrectomy can take from one to several hours, depending on the condition. It may be just one in a series of procedures to repair a problem. Patients have the option to stay awake and use numbing drops or shots in the eye or might get general anesthesia. The doctor will make a cut in the outer layer and the sclera, the white part of the eye, of the eye. He/she will remove the vitreous fluid, scar tissue or debris with a needle in the eye. Once the fluid is gone, the doctor will make any other repairs that the patient might need. Before they’re done, the doctor will fill the eye with saline. Vitrectomy procedures are often done alongside other eye surgeries, so individual recovery time and recommendations vary.
Patients might have some pain in the eye, and their vision may be blurry for a few days after the surgery. The ophthalmologist will prescribe some pain killers to control the situation. They will need 2 to 4 weeks to recover before they can do their normal activities again. It may take longer for vision to get back to normal.
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