Vitrectomy in Pune
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Reviewed by
Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS
Updated on Mar 08  •  2 mins read
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What is Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery that involves the removal of part of the vitreous gel in the eye.The vitreous gel can become cloudy or cause floaters, and this surgery helps to clear the vision.

The surgery is performed by creating tiny incisions in the eye and removing the vitreous gel with a specialized instrument.During the procedure, the vitreous gel is replaced with saline solution to help maintain the eye’s shape and pressure.

After the surgery, the patient may experience some discomfort, but this should subside over time as the eye heals.The recovery time for vitrectomy is typically between 3-4 weeks. During this time, vision may be blurry and the eye may be sensitive to light.

The success rate of vitrectomy is generally high, and most patients experience improved vision after the procedure.

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Am I eligible for Vitrectomy

  1. Are you over 18 years of age?
  2. Do you have diabetes?
  3. Do you have any other medical conditions that could interfere with the surgery?
  4. Are you willing to follow pre- and post-operative instructions?
  5. Are you comfortable with the potential risks and complications of the surgery?

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Causes of Vitrectomy

  1. Diabetic Retinopathy - Vitrectomy is used to remove blood and scar tissue from the eye.
  2. Retinal Detachment - Vitrectomy is used to repair a detached retina.
  3. Macular Hole - Vitrectomy is used to repair a macular hole in the retina.
  4. Trauma - Vitrectomy is used to repair damage to the eye caused by trauma.
  5. Uveitis - Vitrectomy is used to remove inflammatory cells from the eye.

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Risks involved in Vitrectomy

  1. Retinal detachment
  2. Infection
  3. Increased pressure in the eye
  4. Damage to the macula
  5. Cataract formation

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Is there any option other than Vitrectomy

  1. Laser therapy
  2. Injections of corticosteroids
  3. Intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF drugs
  4. Photodynamic therapy
  5. Nutritional supplements and vitamins

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  1. Before the Surgery
    1. Make sure to eat a light meal or snack the day of the surgery.
    2. Wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.
    3. Avoid wearing contact lenses or any eye makeup the day of the surgery.
    4. Make sure to arrange transportation to and from the surgery.
    5. Inform your doctor of any medications, herbal supplements or vitamins you are taking.
  2. After the Surgery
    1. Take prescribed medications as prescribed by your doctor.
    2. Keep the eye covered and protected with ointment and a shield.
    3. Follow up with your doctor after the surgery to monitor healing.
    4. Avoid rubbing the eye or putting any pressure on it.
    5. Avoid strenuous activities and swimming for at least one month.

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Reviewed By

Dr.Aditya Raut, MBBS, DOMS, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, with experience of over 3000 cataract surgeries.

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Article Reviewed by Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS Cataract Lasik and refractive surgeon
Specialist in number reduction surgery, Refractive Lens exchange and ICL surgery.

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