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n. pl. vit·rec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.

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n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of the vitreous fluid from the eye
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Noun1.vitrectomy - a surgical procedure that removes the vitreous humor and replace it with saline solution
eye operation, eye surgery - any surgical procedure involving the eyes
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n. vitrectomía, extirpación de todo o parte del humor vítreo del ojo. Se recomienda a veces en casos avanzados de retinopatía proliferativa diabética.
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In UK, around 20000 pars plana vitrectomies are performed each year2.
With the evolution of smaller gauge vitrectomies like 25G and 27G patient comfort has increased, however certain surgical procedures are preferably done by 23G or 20G surgery for better outcome especially where silicone oil tamponade is required; 23 G is considered a better option10.
Various studies have reported differing post operative hypotony rates in case of small gauge suturesless vitrectomies.21
Although the incidence of hypotony is significantly lower in eyes with air/gas tamponade than in cases with no tamponade [53], it was reported after 31% of vitrectomies with [C.sub.3][F.sub.8] applied [54].
Even though at SMHS Hospital 513 people have had vitrectomies, a
Even though at SMHS Hospital 513 people have had vitrectomies, a procedure for removing vitreous humour (clear fluid filling the eyeball), hundreds are in line for the surgery.