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I need to know what is vitrectomy surgery and how is it performed?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: See below

Pars plana vitrectomy (ppv) is performed using small instruments that pass through the white of the eye (scleral).
The vitrector cuts up and aspirates the vitreous jelly. This allows access by the surgeon to the underlying retina for therapeutic surgical maneuvers like membrane peeling, laser application, and/or gas/oil tamponade depending on the diagnosis needing surgery.

In brief: See below

Pars plana vitrectomy (ppv) is performed using small instruments that pass through the white of the eye (scleral).
The vitrector cuts up and aspirates the vitreous jelly. This allows access by the surgeon to the underlying retina for therapeutic surgical maneuvers like membrane peeling, laser application, and/or gas/oil tamponade depending on the diagnosis needing surgery.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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