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After recovery from vitrectomy for macular pucker and subsequent cataract surgery will a patient be able to wear contact lenses?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Vitrectomy (Definition)

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


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After vitrectomy for macular pucker, how does the patient function in daily living activities during the recovery process. ?

After vitrectomy for macular pucker, how does the patient function in daily living activities during the recovery process. ?

Post surgery: You should receive specific instructions from your doctor and follow them very closely. Report to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is recovery time after a "vitrectomy" for eye?

What is recovery time after a "vitrectomy" for eye?

Depends: This depends on what the vitrectomy is for. For example, if it is for floaters recovery might only take a week. If it is for a retinal membrane peel or retinal detachment repair it might take a month or more. ...Read more

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Recovery time after retinal detachment surgery? Procedure: vitrectomy

Recovery time after retinal detachment surgery?  Procedure: vitrectomy

3-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Surgeons use gases with different rates of absorption for this purpose. Usually drops continue for between two and four weeks, depending on situation. Finally, silicon oil can be used and no positioning at all is required but the oil must be removed. ...Read more

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Can I take eyebright herb after vitrectomy surgery to speed up recovery? I had vitreous hemorrhage and concerned about taking things that cause bleeds

Can I take eyebright herb after vitrectomy surgery to speed up recovery? I had vitreous hemorrhage and concerned about taking things that cause bleeds

Not effective: Eyebright is a wonderfully named product with no proven effect. You can take it without fear of risk but don't expect any results that are positive for this untested product. ...Read more

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What is a vitrectomy?

What is a vitrectomy?

Surgical to back eye: Vitrectomy is a procedure, usually done by retinal specialists. in which the gel filling the back of the eye is carefully removed and saline inserted for replacement. It is performed as an aid to retinal re-attachment, removal of free blood, and a number of other retinal problems. ...Read more

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Any complications from a vitrectomy?

Any complications from a vitrectomy?

Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 40, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more

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When does someone need a vitrectomy?

When does someone need a vitrectomy?

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

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How should I prepare for a vitrectomy?

How should I prepare for a vitrectomy?

It Depends: Your expectations for visual recovery depend on what the condition is that you need the surgery for. As far as what to expect for the surgery itself, expect it to be done as an outpatient procedure under sedation. You will go home the same day with a patch on the eye, and you will be prescribed drops to help the eye heal. You may experience irritation, but it is usually not painful. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many times can you have a vitrectomy?

How many times can you have a vitrectomy?

Depends: The vitreous gel structure is usually completely removed in total vitrectomy. It does not "regenerate". However, depending on the reasons for the 1st procedure. Repat surgeries are sometimes required to remove "peel" secondary scar tissue or inject various intraocular therapies. A challenging question ; best discussed with your surgeon as he knows your case. ...Read more