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Cataracts After Vitrectomy
After recovery from vitrectomy for macular pucker and subsequent cataract surgery will a patient be able to wear contact lenses?
Contacts after CS: Depending on the type of cataract surgery performed (sutures used or not), the vast majority of patients can use contact lenses after surgery (usually after 1-3months) if needed still after surgery: our goal in most patients is to help them be glasses/contact lenses free. More information at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A vitrectomy operation is a microsurgical procedure performed under a microscope in which the retinal surgeon removes vitreous gel from the back of the eye. A tiny cutting instrument is used as well as a fiberoptic light. . A variety of other instruments, such as a laser may be used, depending on the circumstances. The operation is usually performed under local ...Read more
My father had a cataract surgery, but some dislocated lens debris has gotten into the vitreous cavity. Will vitrectomy be safe, or does it pose risks?
Both eyes epiretinal membranes & cataracts. Dr said I have option of vitrectomy and cataract removal in both eyes on same day. Is this a good idea?
ERM & Cataracts: Epiretinal membranes (ERM) can affect central vision. Often they do not. If OCT (optical coherence tomography) shows a significant ERM, removal at time of cataract surgery is recommended. If ERM mild, it is ok to remove cataract first: but know pt may need ERM removed in future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The eye usually starts to look and feel better after a couple of weeks. Visual recovery depends on the severity of the underlying retinal disease and what techniques were used during surgery. For example, if gas or oil where used, your recovery might be weeks or months. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Vitrectomy is a surgery that involves entering the back of the eye and removing the vitreous. In addition, often membranes are peeled, laser performed, etc. The surgery is appropriate when there is a problem that can be fixed with this approach. Examples include: epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, etc. ...Read more
Depends : Most of the time vitrectomy is a safe procedure. It really depends on the reason for the surgery. If you have a complex retinal detachment, the surgery can be more difficult, if it is a surgery to specifically remove vitreous debris such as hemorrhages, it can be much simpler. Remember the risks which can include detachment, bleeding, infection, loss of vision, need for more surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Microsurgery: A vitrectomy operation is a microsurgical procedure performed under a microscope in which the retinal surgeon removes vitreous gel from the back of the eye. A tiny cutting instrument is used as well as a fiberoptic light. . A variety of other instruments, such as a laser may be used, depending on the circumstances. The operation is usually performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less floaters: Vitrectomy is performed to remove blood or repair a retinal detachment. These conditions tend to present as floaters and decreased vision. Although the vision may remain blurred for days or weeks after surgery, floaters should be gone and ultimately three vision should be better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microsurgery: It is an outpatient operation in which microscopic instruments are used to remove the vitreous gel and manipulate other tissues. The surgery is done with the patient sedated, lying under a powerful microscope. As you can appreciate from the schematic, operating in that small space requires steady hands. The patient goes home with a patch and drops to help healing. It is usually not painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on reason: Vitrectomies are performed for various diagnoses. Some will require positioning restrictions. Call your doctors office and check to see what they recommended for you. Take care. ...Read more
Microsurgery: It is an outpatient operation to scrape off scar tissue which is distorting or wrinkling the retinal surface. Membranes on the retina can cause distorted vision, retinal holes and detachments. Usually the surgery is done with the patient sedated, lying under a powerful microscope. The surgeon uses miniature instruments to remove the vitreous gel and scrape the scar tissue off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Pars plana vitrectomy (ppv) is performed by using small instruments that pass through the white of the eye (sclera). The vitrector is used to cut up and aspirate the vitreous jelly. This allows the surgeon access to the retinal surface to do things like peel membranes with other instruments that should not be on the surface of the retina. ...Read more
Ask retinal surgeon: There should not be a lot of drainage after vitrectomy, and this could be a sign of infection or leakage (rare). So, ask your surgeon about this. Sometimes crusting can also be a residue of postoperative eye drops. Usually a warm compress to the eyelids and gentle cleaning of the external lids can loosen and remove debris. This debris can also harbor bacteria, so it is good to remove it. ...Read more
Hi I just had a Vitrectomy a few weeks ago. Will this procedure prevent me from lifting weights and working out?
Slow down: You probably had a vitrectomy for bleeding in the vitreous (perhaps from diabetes?). The procedure itself does not prevent your doing a workout but the underlying process that caused the need for vitrectomy may still be present and that is the limiting factor. Ask your retinal surgeon. ...Read more
If it were to become necessary for me to have vitrectomy for macular pucker, how long should I plan to be off work. I am a paralegal.
Pucker: Only your ophthalmologist who is familiar with what exactly needs to be done can give you the answer. ...Read more
Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
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