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What is Vitrectomy
Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure where the surgeon removes the vitreous humor to provide better access to retina. In some cases, the procedure can help restore a clear vision. In some cases, it is performed to facilitate surgical procedures like removing scar tissue, repairing retinal detachments, or treating macular holes. Aside from these reasons, a surgeon can also perform Vitrectomy to remove infected vitreous humor gel or remove the bits of floaters in your eyes.
What is the procedure of Vitrectomy
Vitrectomy is a severe and extensive eye surgery that requires you to rest for a few days before you can get back to your daily routine, so ensure that you follow the doctor’s suggestions and prepare accordingly.
Once you are scheduled for the surgery, you need to report to the operating room 30 minutes prior. Your doctor will walk you through the general procedures of the surgery and then administer mild anesthesia to numb the eye. Most ophthalmologists suggest getting local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia because of the risks.
As for the procedure, here’s what follows:
- The surgeon starts by ensuring that the eyelids of the eye are wide open and then cut into the first layer of the eye tissue
- That is followed by cutting open the sclera through which scissors and cutters are inserted for better grip and access
- Once done, a fiber optic light is focused on the eye to get a clear view inside the eye
- Through the cuts, the surgeon removes the vitreous humor gel along with accessory tissues attached to the area
- The removed vitreous is replaced with biodegradable compounds like gas or saline solution till the eye produces its own again
The above are the basic steps of Vitrectomy. If the patient has to undergo any further surgery, the same is done after that. Once the surgeries and additional procedures are done, the surgeon removes the light and stitches back the openings.
Recovery after Vitrectomy
Since a vitrectomy involves a very delicate part of your eye, the patient must get enough rest after the surgery. Two weeks is considered ideal for complete healing. Also, follow all the post-operative instructions as suggested by your doctor. If you wonder how long it will take you to get back to your routine, the same can range between 4-6 weeks.
What is the success rate of Vitrectomy
Patients can have 90% of their vision restored after undergoing a vitrectomy. However, the numbers are subjective and depend on the patient’s general health and eye health. You might have to wait for three months to witness the final degree of clarity of your vision.
What are the side effects of Vitrectomy
Most of the complications and side effects of Vitrectomy are temporary and can be treated with proper prescription drugs and care. Some of the common complications that you might have to look out for are:
- Blurred vision
- Pain and discomfort in the eye
- Redness and inflammation
- Mucus discharge
- Some of the severe and rare complications include:
- Recurrent bleeding
- Heightened fluid pressure in the eye
- Retinal detachment
Some patients might even experience anesthesia-related complications, which they need to consult their anesthetist about.
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I had the great experience with ThinkEye Hospitals. My father had laser cataract surgery without complication. Dr. Mamatha took good efforts to explain the procedure and everything is transparent. Friendly staff and...
Dr Arpitha saved my eyes. Had I not gone to them sooner I could have lost my eyes. Dr Arpitha responded fast and saved my eyes. One of the best eye doctors...
I went for a second opinion to thinkeye... My initial though was to get a second opinion and go back to the first doctor for surgery. But Dr mamatha captured my trust....
Mr. Kartik Kumar
Best hospital for cataract surgery in Hyderabad. My mother in law's cataract surgery was sucessful. It was recommended by a friend of mine and now I would happily recommend it to anyone...