What Is a Vitrectomy?
Vitreous humor is a jelly-like, watery substance that fills the inner part of your eye and provides structure so your eye can maintain its shape. Sometimes, this fluid can become murky because of scarring, injuries, bruising, or debris. If this happens, it can hinder your ability to see well, and you may benefit from a vitrectomy. A vitrectomy surgically eliminates the eye fluid to avoid severe complications, such as retinal detachment or tears, diabetic retinopathy, a macular hole, or other concerns. Proper care is critical to preventing vitreoretinal damage or other eye conditions, like the ones mentioned above, that can cause impairment or total vision loss. Our board-certified ophthalmologists have years of experience performing this type of eye procedure and can assess if it works best for your needs.
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How Is Vitrectomy Performed?
After developing a treatment plan, our team at Palm Beach Eye Center can schedule your surgery. Each procedure begins with us numbing your eye. Once numb, our Lake Worth, FL eye doctors use small devices and precise techniques to create a tiny incision in the white part of your eye or the sclera. Next, they carefully withdraw a little or all of your vitreous fluid. If your vitreous fluid caused another eye complication or you have an eye condition that requires treatment, we will address it at this time. After repairing any damage, we replace your vitreous humor with silicone oil, saline, air, or a gas bubble. This supports the structure of your retina until your eye has a chance to heal. Following your surgery, we may manually remove the bubble, or it naturally absorbs into the body once you start to produce new fluid. Our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your eye heals properly.
Expert Ophthalmic Care
At Palm Beach Eye Center in Lake Worth, FL, our team proudly offers solutions and patient-centered care for addressing retinal damage and treating eye conditions that deal with vitreous fluid or other parts of the eye. As a premier eye center serving the Lake Worth, FL and Delray Beach, FL communities, our skilled eye care professionals can help patients with their various ocular needs. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about vitrectomy, payment plans, and insurance options. We look forward to helping you live with better vision.