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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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Contract award notice: The supply of ophthalmic products with the possibility of anterior vitrectomy
Objective: To compare the effects of Pars Plana Vitrectomy (PPV) and Scleral Buckling (SB) with reference to Central Corneal Thickness (CCT), Corneal Endothelial-Cell Density (CED), Anterior Chamber Depth (ACD) and Axial Length (AL) in repair of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment (RRD).
For symptomatic floaters, three treatment options exist: patient education and observation; vitrectomy (used to remove vitreous gel from the middle of the eye if there is retinal detachment or blood in the vitreous gel) with a one-incision intrector (limited core vitrectomy), and YAG vitreolysis.
Aphakic patients between 20-70 years of age of either gender, with [greater than or equal to]3 months of SO endotemponade using 1000 CS SO, which underwent pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for complex retinal detachment, were included.
The global retinal surgery devices market segmentation is based on equipment (vitrectomy packs, vitrectomy machines, retinal laser equipment, microscopic illumination equipment, surgical instruments, retinal tamponades, sclera buckle), applications (diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, eye infections and eye injuries).
Performing posterior capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy in the same surgical session as cataract extraction is effective in preventing PCO obscuring the optical axis.
The observation that DME prevalence is higher among patients with attached vitreous, and that a posterior vitreous detachment in patients with pre-existing DME may result in resolution of DME has led many to believe that vitrectomy (with removal of any antero-posterior and tangential traction) may be a useful option in the management of DME.
Primary surgical intervention in the form of Pars Plana Vitrectomy, IOFB removal with the use of intraocular magnet or forceps was carried out in 71% cases.
INTRODUCTION: Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) is a surgical procedure that involves removal of vitreous gel from the eye and the instruments are introduced into the eye through the pars plana.
We performed a retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients undergoing diabetic vitrectomy at GSH from January 2012 to December 2012 with up to 6 months' follow-up.
Due to the potential risks and complications, vitrectomy surgery is mostly reserved for patients who are heavily impacted by the symptoms of VMA.
They describe all of the procedures of basic vitreoretinal surgery and how they should be used, and delve into surgical anatomy, presurgery examination, vitrectomy and optical coherence tomography, anesthesia, instrumentation, various procedures, and complications.