Vitrectomy is a treatment for what are commonly referred to as ‘floaters’. It involves removing the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye, and replacing it with a salt water solution into which the eye secretes its own natural fluid.
Often, vitrectomy treatment will be performed in conjunction with another procedure, and is used to give the surgeon better access to the back of your eye.
Generally, you will be offered vitrectomy to:
- Prevent or repair a retinal detachment
- Repair large retinal tears
- Reduce vision loss caused by a vitreous haemorrhage
- Treat severe retinopathy
Although these are general guidelines, it is a specialised ophthalmic who will ultimately make the decision. If you’re suffering from floaters, flashing lights, or loss of vision, book a no-obligation appointment with one of our consultants today to discuss the best options for you.