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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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Keywords: 23 - gauge vitrectomy, Locally made instruments, Post-operative hypotony, Frequenc y
[ClickPress, Tue Jul 02 2019] Subsequently, the first vitrectomy surgery was used to treat vitreoretinal diseases.
Key Words: Cataract, Pars plana vitrectomy, Phacoemulsification
With the advancement of technology, modern vitrectomy has greatly improved the prognosis of patients with vitreous retinopathy.
Objective: To determine the effect of 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy on corneal dioptric power through a comparison of difference in preand postsurgery keratometry.
Primary anterior capsulorhexis, posterior capsulorhexis, and anterior vitrectomy are routinely performed if an intraocular lens (IOL) will not be implanted.
Currently, the classic procedure for treating IMH is pars plana vitrectomy with peeling of the internal limiting membrane and intraocular gas tamponade, followed by a face-down position for several days [4, 5].
In two of the four published cases, the intravitreal implant was removed after vitrectomy, and intravitreal antibiotics (IVABs) were used [6, 7].