What is the vitreous of the eye?
- Fill with blood
- Prevent light from reaching the retina
These diseases may lead to blurred vision, tears or other serious conditions.
What Can a Vitrectomy Treat?
- Vitreous floaters
- Retinal detachment
- Macular pucker
- Macular hole
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Vitreous hemorrhage
- Vitreous injury or infection
How is a Vitrectomy Performed?
A vitrectomy removes the vitreous by suctioning it out with tiny instruments inserted into the eye. Upon removal, the retina may be treated with a laser to:
- Cut or remove scar tissue
- Flatten detached areas of the retina
- Repair holes or tears in the retina
What are the Possible Complications of a Vitrectomy?
There are certain risks associated with any surgical procedure. Some of these risks include retinal detachment, fluid buildup, growth of new blood vessels, infection and further bleeding into the vitreous gel.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine
Schedule a Consultation with Vistarr Laser & Vision Centers
Vistarr Laser & Vision Centers proudly provides patients in West Chester, Paoli, and Kennett Square, PA with Vitrectomy procedures. Contact (610) 692-8100 or fill out a Contact Form here to schedule an appointment today.