Vitrectomy & Laser Surgery

Vitrectomy Surgery

Vitrectomy may be performed to clear blood and debris from the eye, to remove scar tissue, or to alleviate traction on the retina. These things (blood, debris, etc.) can obscure light as it passes through the eye to the retina, resulting in blurred vision. The vitreous gel is also removed.

General indications:

  • Complications From Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Hole
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Pre-Retinal Membrane Fibrosis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Injury Or Infection
  • Certain Problems Related To Previous Eye Surgery
  • Other Conditions

Laser Surgery

Most laser surgery of the eye does not require any special preparations. Laser surgery is usually quick and painless. The surgeon will give you instructions about eye care after the surgery. The risks vary according to the type of laser procedure and will be discussed thoroughly by your surgeon.

The following can be treated by laser surgery in appropriate situations;

  • Retinal Tears Or Holes
  • Diabetes
  • Macula
  • Glaucoma
  • Other Retina Problems (Retinal Vein Occlusions, Histoplasmosis, Central Serous Retinopathy)
  • Uncontrolled glaucoma
  • Iridotomy 
  • Other conditions