Vitrectomy information and locations in Mexico

Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery that helps treat macular degeneration, endophthalmitis, and retinal detachment among others. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure.
A vitrectomy involves removing the gel-like substance (vitreous humor) from the eye and replacing it with another substance. Before the surgery, the ophthalmologist administers local anesthesia to numb the eye, then proceeds to absorb the vitreous and place a gas bubble, oil bubble, or saline solution. During recovery, your vision will be limited and you should face down at all times to keep the bubble in the correct position. Over time, the eye replaces the gas bubble with its own fluid. If an oil bubble was used, you might need another surgery to remove it.
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Prevent vision loss
Can be used to treat many types of eye diseases
Helps hold the retina in its position
Procedure: 30 - 45 min.
Hospital stay: 2 hr.
Cleared to fly: 24 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-up appointments are scheduled with the ophthalmologist 1 - 7 days later after vitrectomy surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 24 days from the procedure.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Vitrectomy frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
What diseases can be treated with Vitrectomy?
Some of the diseases that vitrectomy can treat include a macular hole, macular pucker, diabetic retinopathy, eye infections, and severe injuries.
Why do I have to face downwards after surgery?
The pressure the air bubble creates in the eye is there to have the retina stay in place, so looking down allows the retina to stay in place until it sits still.
Will I need a follow-up surgery?
If silicone oil is used to replace the gel-like substance, follow-up surgery will be needed to remove it, otherwise, no follow-up surgery is needed if the initial one was successful
How much time do I have to take off work?
Depending on the severity of the surgery you may need between 4 to 6 weeks of medical leave. Ask your eye surgeon when you’ll be able to return to your work.
Can I fly after a vitrectomy?
It’s not advised to air travel immediately after surgery. Always ask your doctor when it is safe to fly again.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.