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Vitreoretinal surgery

The material has been prepared by

Dr. Elena Belikova, Ph.D.

Vitreoretinal surgery is a method of treating diseases of the retina and vitreous body. We perform vitreoretinal surgery only on modern equipment from leading manufacturers. All methods are minimally invasive and less traumatic: for the most part they are seamless and painless. 

When is vitreoretinal surgery necessary?

Vitreoretinal surgery treats many diseases:

  • Vitreous destruction
  • Macular orifice
  • Epiretinal fibrosis
  • Retinal detachment
  • Hemophthalmos (vitreous hemorrhage)
  • Severe diabetes
  • and others.

Types of vitreoretinal surgery

Depending on how large the surgical intervention should be, vitreoretinal surgery is characterized in different ways:

  • The total type of operation, in which the entire volume of the vitreous is removed
  • The subtotal option is the removal of one segment of the vitreous body.

How is vitreoretinal surgery?

Vitreoretinal surgery is most often performed on an outpatient basis in one day. The operation usually lasts from half an hour to two hours, and it is performed under local or general anesthesia. All the time of the operation, all processes are monitored by an anesthetist-resuscitator. 

Remember that the result of vitreoretinal surgery is not immediately noticeable, it can only be felt two to three months after the procedure.

Come for a comprehensive examination of the organs of vision in the Eye Clinic of Dr. Belikova. We employ only experienced doctors who do not stop learning new methods of treatment, so even complex cases of diseases do not scare us. We are sure we can help you.