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How many times can you have a vitrectomy surgery done on your eye? my doctor said it can be done up to 3 to 5 times, is he right?

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Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Usually once: A vitrectomy removes the vitreous gel in the eye and replaces it with saline. Once it is removed it does not reform. Therefore a vitrectomy would typically be performed only once unless the original was subtotal.

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