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[IP] Vitrectomy

>> Yep, at 43 years of DM I had
>> to have a vitrectomy. Vision is great today.

>What is a vitrectomy?

Got this off the ADA website:
"When the retina has already detached or a lot of blood has leaked into the
eye [this is what has due to untreated retinopathy], photocoagulation [this
is "laser surgery" people talk about having done to their eyes] is no longer
useful. The next option is vitrectomy, which is surgery to remove scar
tissue and cloudy fluid from inside the eye. The earlier the operation
occurs, the more likely it is to be successful. When the goal of the
operation is to remove blood from the eye, it usually works. Reattaching a
retina to the eye is much harder and works in only about half the cases."

To read whole retinopathy section:

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