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What are the complications associated with vitrectomy eye surgery?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Discuss w/ Retina MD

The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract.
At your age of 44, 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.

In brief: Discuss w/ Retina MD

The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract.
At your age of 44, 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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Retinal problems

Vitrectomy is performed for various conditions such as retinal tears or detachments, bleeding inside the eye or severe floaters.
Potential complications of vitrectomy include retinal detachment, bleeding and very rarely, infection. It is for this reason that most ophthalmologists discourage vitrectomy solely as a means of removing floaters.

In brief: Retinal problems

Vitrectomy is performed for various conditions such as retinal tears or detachments, bleeding inside the eye or severe floaters.
Potential complications of vitrectomy include retinal detachment, bleeding and very rarely, infection. It is for this reason that most ophthalmologists discourage vitrectomy solely as a means of removing floaters.
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