Do you have questions about this procedure? Here we offer answers.
What exactly is a vitrectomy?
Think of the vitreous body inside the eye as the filling material of a rubber ball. A vitrectomy is a procedure in which this "content" is either partially or completely removed to ensure the health of the eye.
Why might I need a vitrectomy?
There are various causes that may require vitrectomy, such as bleeding in the eye, retinal detachment, or specific eye infections. If we think this is the optimal solution for your eye problem, we will suggest the procedure.
Will the procedure be painful?
Do not worry, the procedure is painless. Before the surgery, we make sure that you are anesthetized and thus do not feel any pain during the procedure.
How much time does the operation take?
Depending on the situation, the duration of the procedure may vary, but is usually between 15 minutes and 2 hours. We will inform you about the exact duration.
And what happens after the procedure?
After the procedure is completed, we recommend that you spend a few hours in the clinic to make sure that everything is in perfect order. It is possible that your eye will be bandaged for a few days. A slight feeling of pain or a foreign body in the eye after surgery is normal. We will provide medication to minimize any inconvenience.
When will it be possible to return to work or continue with everyday life?
The time of recovery varies from individual to individual. Many can return to work after a few days. However, it is essential to follow our instructions and make sure your eye is completely healed.
Do risks exist with vitrectomy?
Any surgical procedure carries risks, and this is true for vitrectomy as well. However, these risks are rare. We will inform you about all possible risks and make sure that you are well taken care of.
Last but not least
We hope this guide has given you a better understanding of what vitrectomy is all about. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our goal is to make you feel safe and well cared for throughout the process.