What Is Vitrectomy?
Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery used to treat problems of the eye’s retina and vitreous. In this surgery, an ophthalmologist may:
During vitrectomy, the ophthalmologist removes some or all of the vitreous from the middle of your eye. This vitreous is replaced with either a salt water (saline) solution or a bubble made of gas or oil.
When Is vitrectomy done?
Your ophthalmologist may recommend a vitrectomy if you have one of these diseases or conditions: