|In a vitrectomy, the vitreous (a clear, gel-like fluid inside your eye) is removed to enable our doctors to carry out treatments that cannot be performed with the fluid in place.
Vitreoretinal surgery is used to treat a number of conditions. Some of the most common conditions that may require a vitrectomy are:
While these conditions may all require a vitrectomy, they are very different pathologies, and visual results can vary depending on the underlying problem and its severity. Our doctors will always discuss your treatment and its expected outcomes with you, so that you have the best idea what to expect after surgery.