How will my glaucoma affect the outcome of a diabetic vitrectomy surgery? I'm 47 and have diabetes, but I'm also suffering from glaucoma. I am concerned about diabetic vitrectomy surgery being done and what to expect..
Vitrectomy . Vitrectomy surgery requires infusion of fluid into the eye. This can cause the pressure to be elevated in the operating eye. For this reason, you want a surgeon that can perform the surgery quickly to minimize the elevation of intraocular pressure. I am not a retina surgeon and do not to this procedure but I have seen pars plana vitrectomy done in 20 minutes and as long a 4 hours. You should ask your surgeon how long they expect the surgery to be.