What is a vitreoretinal?
Vitreoretinal surgery is performed in the part of your eye where the vitreous and retina are located. The vitreous is a jelly-like substance filling the cavity between the lens of your eye and your retina. The purpose of vitreoretinal surgery is to restore, preserve and improve vision for a wide range of conditions.
What causes vitreoretinal?
A vitreoretinal disease may occur secondary to diabetes or another health problem. Conversely, aging may be the primary risk factor for some people affected by vitreoretinal disease. Examples of conditions categorized as vitreoretinal diseases include: Macular degeneration.
What are the risks of vitrectomy of the retina?
The following are possible vitrectomy risks: 1 Infection 2 Secondary retinal detachment 3 Increased cataract formation rate 4 Refractive error changes 5 Excessive bleeding 6 Lens damage 7 Increased eye pressure 8 Eye movement issues
What do you need to know about vitreoretinal surgery?
Procedures mentioned here are the more common of many surgical approaches to specific conditions requiring vitreoretinal surgery. A vitrectomy procedure removes the vitreous humor or gel-like substance in the eye. This approach can address vision problems caused when foreign matter invades this usually pristine area of the eye’s interior.
How long does it take to recover from a vitrectomy?
For pneumatic retinopexy, the recovery time is approximately three weeks. For scleral buckling, the recovery time is approximately two to four weeks. For vitrectomy, the recovery time is approximately four to six weeks. This procedure may be done in an office setting unlike other detached retina procedures.
What happens to the retina after a vitreous hemorrhage?
After vitreous hemorrhage, proliferative vitreoretinopathy can occur. It is thought that macrophages and chemotactic factors induce fibrovascular proliferation, which can lead to scarring and subsequent retinal detachment. Ghost cell glaucoma.