Vitrectomy Surgery in Manhattan

Offered by Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York (Downtown Manhattan)

Vitrectomy is a microsurgical procedure used to treat certain retinal disorders such as macular hole, macular pucker, retinal detachment, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, intraocular infections, and traumatic eye injuries. Using specially designed instruments and techniques, the vitrectomy procedure involves removing the vitreous gel through a very small incision in the eye wall. The vitreous gel is replaced with a saline solution. Then, using a high intensity fiber optic light source, your surgeon (an eye doctor called an ophthalmologist) will use a specially designed microscope that allows for a clear view of the vitreous cavity and retina at different magnification to perform any additional work if necessary, such as removal of scar tissue (macular pucker, tractional detachment) or close a macular hole. This same-day surgical procedure is usually performed by a retina specialist under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

The vitrectomy surgery has been a revolutionary advancement in technology that allows us to treat retinal diseases and prevent vision loss. Generally, a vitrectomy takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the type of operation, but may be significantly longer depending on the surgical indication and complexity of the case.

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