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


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


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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It is estimated that 600,000 vitrectomies are carried out annually worldwide.
Approximately 600,000 surgical vitrectomies are performed annually worldwide.