Vitreo-Retinal Surgery includes a group of procedures performed deep inside the eye's interior with lasers or conventional surgical instruments. As the name implies, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery takes place where the gel-like vitreous and light-sensitive membrane are found. Various Vitreo-Retinal surgical and laser approaches can restore, preserve and enhance vision for many eye conditions such as certain types of age-related macular degeneration, Endophthalmitis, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment, and many more.
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Treatment begins with removing the vitreous humor or gel-like substance in the eye. After the ophthalmologist removes the vitreous humor and clears the area, the doctor injects a saline liquid to replace the vitreous humor that ordinarily fills up the inner chambers of the eye. Typically, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery requires general anesthesia. The surgeon will make three tiny incisions in the eye to create openings for the various instruments that will be inserted to complete the vitrectomy.
After the treatment, the doctor will prescribe antibiotic eye drops for about a week and anti-inflammatory eye drop medications for several weeks. Vitreo-Retinal Surgery has a high success rate. Bleeding, infection, progression of cataract, and retinal detachment are potential problems but these complications are relatively unusual.
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