What is Vitrectomy?
Vitrectomy is an eye surgery which involves the removal of the vitreous (a jelly-like fluid in the eye) and replaces it with the saline solution. This surgery is performed to correct retinal detachment. A retinal detachment is a condition where the retina gets separated from the underlying tissue within the eye. This occurs due to retinal break, hole or tear. The cause for the retinal break, tear or hole may be due to preexisting factors like eye diseases, myopia, prior ocular surgery, etc. The initial symptoms for Retinal detachment are floaters or flashing lights. To diagnose Retinal Detachment, the doctor uses retinal examination in which an instrument with a bright light and lenses are used to examine the back of the eye including the retina. This instrument helps in providing a highly detailed view of the whole eye including the retinal tears, holes or detachments.
What are the advantages of Vitrectomy?
The advantage of Vitrectomy is that it prevents permanent vision loss. Although it cannot completely recover the lost vision.
What are the indications of Vitrectomy?
Vitrectomy is indicated to correct the retinal detachment. The retinal detachment can only be treated with the surgery.
What is the preparation for Vitrectomy?
The following are the preparation steps for Vitrectomy:
What are the steps involved in Vitrectomy?
The following are the steps involved in the Vitrectomy:
What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Vitrectomy?
The following are the post care steps to be followed after the Vitrectomy:
Who can perform Vitrectomy[Right specialist type for Vitrectomy]?
Vitrectomy can be performed by a certified and skilled Ophthalmologist who is well experienced in this surgery.
What is the cost of Vitrectomy?
The following are the factors which determine the cost of the Vitrectomy in Bangalore:
Minimum cost in Bangalore starts from Rs.9,810
Average expenses in Bangalore is approximately Rs.17,950
Maximum amount to be paid in Bangalore rises up to Rs.38,000
Is Vitrectomy a major surgery or minor surgery?
Minor or major surgery depends on the type of procedure or age of the patient or the medical condition of the patient.
What is the eligibility criteria for Vitrectomy?
The eligibility criteria for Vitrectomy is if the vision is impaired and cannot be treated with other treatments.
What is the ineligibility criteria for Vitrectomy?
The ineligibility criteria for Vitrectomy are:
What are the risks and complications associated with Vitrectomy?
The following are the risks involved with Vitrectomy:
How long does it take to complete Vitrectomy?
Vitrectomy may take around 1to 2 hours depending on the procedure.
What is the recovery time?
The recovery time for Vitrectomy is 4-6 weeks depending on the patient's medical condition.
What is the success rate of Vitrectomy?
The success rate of Vitrectomy is very high with less severe complications.
The success rate is around 90%.
Is Vitrectomy painful?
Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and discomfort. Local anesthesia is given to the pain along with the sedation to reduce the pain.
Is Vitrectomy permanent?
Vitrectomy is a permanent procedure which makes changes to the vitreous present in the eye.
What are the long-term results of Vitrectomy?
The long-term effect of Vitrectomy is decreasing visual acuity. This may be due to cataract or macular degeneration.
What are the options if Vitrectomy fails?
If the Vitrectomy fails then the doctor may suggest for the revision surgery.
What are the alternatives for Vitrectomy?
The alternative for Vitrectomy is episcleral macular buckling (EMB).