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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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Even though at SMHS Hospital 513 people have had vitrectomies, a
The late 1990's saw a continuous improvement of surgical technique which resulted in significantly improved outcomes in vitrectomies performed for diabetic retinopathy.
8) In a comparative series of 21 consecutive eyes undergoing 20G sutureless Vitrectomies using self-sealing wedge shaped pars plana sclerotomies, Theelan et al reported no cases of hypotony.
Fifty per cent of vitrectomies performed at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), Cape Town, are for the complications of diabetic retinopathy, and we anticipate that the proportion may be similar at other state hospitals.