When the vitreous exerts dangerous traction on the retina or to intervene on a diseased retina, the surgeon can remove it with a procedure called vitrectomy.
Depending on the surgical purpose, partial or complete removal of the vitreous is associated with other procedures.
We treat pathologies of the vitreous and retina, such as retinal degenerations, which can generate a breakage and if not promptly treated, retinal detachment, a pathological condition that puts the visual function and structural integrity of the eye at high risk.
Another frequently treated pathology is diabetic retinopathy which, in the most serious cases, can lead to surgery to try to stop the retina from being compromised.
Minimally invasive vitreoretinal surgery leads to an improvement in visual capacity even if the functional result largely depends on the involvement of the retina (intensity and duration of its suffering) and can be slow or incomplete.
In the Blue Eye Ocular Microsurgery Center, macular pucker removal operations are performed under local anesthesia. The intervention in Day Surgery lasts about 30 minutes and is practically painless.