Vitrectomy surgery is a medical procedure used to treat a variety of eye conditions. The surgery involves removing the vitreous, a gel-like substance that fills the space between the lens and the retina, from the eye. This allows the surgeon to access and treat the retina directly.
Vitrectomy surgery can be used to treat conditions such as retinal detachment, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy. The surgery is also sometimes used in conjunction with cataract surgery.
The recovery process after vitrectomy surgery can vary depending on the individual but typically takes several weeks. During this time, it is important to avoid activities that could jar or jolt the eye, such as contact sports or driving.
Why is Vitrectomy Surgery done?
What are the risks of vitrectomy?
There are several risks associated with vitrectomy, including:
- Bleeding: There is a risk of bleeding during vitrectomy, which can lead to vision loss.
- Infection: There is a risk of infection after vitrectomy, which can lead to vision loss.
- Retinal detachment: There is a risk of retinal detachment after vitrectomy, which can lead to vision loss.
- Macular pucker: There is a risk of macular pucker after vitrectomy, which can lead to vision loss.
Types of Vitrectomy
There are three types of vitrectomy:
- Pars plana vitrectomy: This type of vitrectomy is performed through a small incision in the white part of the eye (the sclera). A surgical microscope is used to visualize the inside of the eye. The surgeon removes the diseased tissue and replaces it with a clear fluid called saline.
- Sutureless vitrectomy: This type of vitrectomy is also performed through a small incision in the sclera. A special instrument called a vitrector is used to remove the diseased tissue. No sutures are required because the incision is so small.
- Endoscopic vitrectomy: This type of vitrectomy is performed through tiny incisions in the sclera. An endoscope (a long, thin tube with a light and camera at the end) is used to visualize the inside of the eye. The surgeon removes the diseased tissue and replaces it with saline.
Vitrectomy Surgery Cost
The cost of vitrectomy surgery can vary depending on the type of surgery required, the surgeon performing the procedure, and the facility where the surgery is being performed. The average cost of vitrectomy surgery is between Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 70,000. However, this cost can increase or decrease depending on the factors mentioned above.
|Simple Posterior Vitrectomy||40,000|
|Lensectomy + Vitrectomy||45,000|
|Vitreoretinal Surgery ( with Endolaser + Silicon Oil )||50,000|
|Buckling + Vitrectomy + Endolaser + Silicon Oil||60,000|
|Complex Vitrectomy (23G)||60,000|
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Happy Patients after Vitrectomy from Mantracare
“I recently had vitrectomy surgery to treat a retinal detachment in my eye. I was extremely nervous about going through the procedure, but thanks to the expert surgeons at Eyemantra, I knew I was in good hands. The entire process from start to finish was handled with care and professionalism. The doctors took the time to explain the procedure in detail and were very reassuring about my recovery.“
– Rishi (Delhi)
Frequently Asked Questions
A vitrectomy is a surgical procedure in which the vitreous, or jelly-like substance that fills the inside of the eye, is removed. The vitreous is then replaced with either a salt solution or a gas bubble.
At Eyemantra, a vitrectomy starts from Rs. 40,000. The cost varies based on the procedure you choose.
The Vitrectomy surgery at Eyemantra is a safe procedure that takes around 1-2 hours. However, the length of the surgery can vary depending on the complexity of the case. You get discharged the same day and can see better the next day.
Eyemantra is the best hospital for vitrectomy. They have top doctors with over 20,000+ satisfied clients.