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Vitrectomy

What is Vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure where part of or whole of vitreous humour from the middle portion of the eye is removed. This procedure is done in cases of retinal disorders mainly detachment.

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can cortisone injection cause diabetic retionpathy?
I am a juvenile diabetic that I was diagnosed with when I was 2 years old. On October 17, 2012 I received a cortisone injection for trigger finger and the doctor said it could elevate my blood sugars for approximately 2 weeks and it has not been back to normal since then and it’s been almost a year. On XXXXXXX 5, 2012 I had my trigger finger surgery to correct the problem. Then the beginning of August I went to the eye doctor because my prescription ran out for my contacts and my eye doctor was booked so I went to another one and she found blood in the back of my eyes so she referred me to a retinal surgeon and he diagnosed me with severe Diabetic Retinopathy. I didn’t have this over a year ago and I got this problem from the cortisone injection which the ortho doctor said I would have elevated sugars for about 2 weeks and almost 1 year later I am losing my vision over this. I am hoping you can help me out in this matter.
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.

In your query, you mentioned October 2012, which I considered as October 2011 as this is still august 2012, and I understand that you were given cortisone for a short duration or just one shot and you have not consulted an eye doctor since one year. All this you...
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Two weeks after a vitrectomy for a macular hole problem I have a black ring in my operated eye which has got smaller after a couple of days but which is still there. Will this go away in time ?
It is more visib
Hello,

Thanks for the query

This could represent a post-operative change, which is likely to resolve. However, without an examination it is difficult to find out the exact cause for such changes.
I will advise you to visit your ophthalmologist who will help you through clinical evaluation and if...
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I am 77 and have good vision with eyeglasses (od 0.50 + 1.00+ 172/ os 1.75+.075+148). But I do have some rather large vitreous floaters that often annoy and distract me. A retina specialist once suggested that I consider a victrectomy but I am hesitant because it is not a routine procedure and has some risks (10% chance of infection or worse) plus it requires some recovery and healing time. I noted that XXXXXXX Wilber Eye Clinic does not put it high on their recommended procedure list. What has been your experience with patients who have had this procedure done?
Dear XXXXXXX,
Thanks for sending your query to us.
For a simple problem like floaters,vitrectomy is a complete NO.Statitically any procedure with more than 1.5% risk is XXXXXXX It is just like killing a ant with a nuclear bomb.We have never done this and probably never suggested to our...
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I am a 72 year old Doctor of Oriental Medicine who was diagnosed with a moderate sized macular hole stage 4. My right eye compensates for it and so driving and everyday work is not hindered by it. I am scheduled for a vitrectomy on XXXXXXX 30th. Recently I developed viral sinus infection that affected the eustachian tubbecase of the right ear. I was treated with antibiotics and prednisone but the tinnitus remains. Several questions: 1.Should I reschedule the surgery due to the infection? 2. If the tinnitus remains will it cause problems with my being able to keep my head down for a week or several weeks ( continual sound annoyance?) 3. Since I have good vision at the moment with the glasses I use, can I wait some time till this issue with the sinuses improves. ? 4. Will the hole increase in size with time and what could happen if I don't have the surgery? I can certainly live with the condition the way it is. I understand that the tissue can harden if I don't have the surgery ASAP, is this this correct.? 5. Have you seen patients who can live a decent life with the hole and never have further problems? Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX
Brief Answer:
Stage4 macularhole usually shows no progression

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dr XXXXXXX

I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an Ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.
It seems from the history that you are having Grade 4 Macular hole affecting the retina.

I will answer your 4th...
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IM LOSING SIGHT IN MY RIGHT EYE FAST
IVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH REAR RETINAL DETACHMENT
CAN THIS BE OPERATED ON STOPPED GETTING WORSE
Brief Answer:
Repair is needed to prevent permanent vision loss

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your query.

A detached retina lacks oxygen, which causes cells in the area to die.
This leads to loss of vision, which is gradual in nature & ultimately results in permanent blindness.
Repair is...
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What is the recommended time detween Retina detachment surgery
and catatract surgery which results from the retina procedure?
Brief Answer:
Cataract surgery is done after 2-3 months.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care Magic

I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an Ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that you have undergone surgery for retinal detachment and following it you...
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PLease advise on macular traction of the eye. I have been diagnosed with this condition in my right eye. It is recommended that I have a vitrectomy- but no guarantee as to vision restoration. what's likely to happen with no treatment?
Brief Answer:
Total retinal detachment

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query,

Macular traction might progress to total retinal detachment if not treated at earlier stages
Total detachment might cause total complete loss of vision. But if vitrectomy done at early stage then peripheral retina...
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WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD VESSELS IN EYE (RIGHT), HAD LASER SURGERY IN LEFT ON FEBRUARY 23, 2014. WAS INFORMED THE BLOOD VESSELS WERE BLEEDING. HAD LASER SURGERY ON RIGHT EYE ON MARCH 8, 2014, TO PREVENT FROM BLOOD VESSELS BLEEDING. STILL WAITING FOR LEFT EYE TO STOP BLEEDING TO RECEIVE LASER SURGERY FOR THE EYE TO CLEAR UP. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT ANEURYMS?
What for you want to under go laser surgery. Is it refractive surgery. It-is better to stop and consult eye doctor and take his opinion.
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This is XXXXXXX XXXXXXX , Age 27 years from Ranchi. I have been diagnosed with OPTIC PIT in my left eye a few years back. The details are as follows:

It started in year 2000 with blurred vision but the reports showed vision 6/6
in the year 2006 the vision was 6/24
further, in 2011 it was 6/36

Sir, kindly give your kind recommendation. I am really looking forward for a better vision .
Brief Answer:
You probably have serous detachment of macula

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Optic disc pit is a congenital condition and are usually asymptomatic unless complicated by serous retinal detachment involving the macula, because of entry of subretinal fuid from the optic pit.

The treatment is...
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I had a Vitrectomy for a detached retina on 16th September on my left eye. The operation was a 100% success and the gas bubble dissipated after about 14 days. I can see with my left eye but I am now much more short sighted in that eye than previously. A few questions please: 1. Is the reason my sight has changed due to the removal of the vicious fluid in the eye and its replacement with water i.e. is the refractive index of the two substances different. 2. If the reason is due to a change in the dimension of my eye will this return to normal over time. 3. My eye is still dilated compared with my other eye. I would estimate that the pupil approximately 50% greater in diameter. The pupil does increase in diameter when I'm in the dark it just does not get as small as the other eye. Is this normal and will it improve over time? 4. How long would you typically expect before I can have a new lens prescribed for my left eye? I'm currently using a manually adjustable variable focus lens over my left glasses lens. The works very well but once my sight is stable I would like to use a conventional lens.
Brief Answer:
Vision changes significantly following vitrectomy

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Iam Dr. Dadapeer K and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that you underwent vitrectomy for retinal detachment surgery and you have mentioned that...
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