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.

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How many times can you have a Vitrectomy surgery done on your eye? My doctor said it can be done up to 3 to 5 times, Is he right?

Usually once. A vitrectomy removes the vitreous gel in the eye and replaces it with saline. Once it is removed it does not reform. Therefore a vitrectomy would typically be performed only once unless the original was subtotal. . Read more...