Thanks to this substance inside the eye, the eye can remain as an anatomical whole. In some retinal diseases, this jelly-like substance can be emptied and the operation can be performed. Evacuation of the vitreous allows the vitreoretinal surgeon to access the retina and its pathologies. This discharged substance is replaced by intraocular fluid (humoracosis). Vitrectomy is generally performed in vitreous and some retinal diseases, that is, when the pupil and the part behind the lens are affected. These are performed in diseases such as macular hole, diabetes-related bleeding, complications of cataract surgery, and vitreous turbidity due to uveitis.
THE EYE AGAIN LIQUID OVER TIME
At the end of the surgery, liquid, air, gas or silicone is left inside the eye. The fluid produced by the eye itself replaces the substance left in the eye over time. This is 1 week for air and 2-8 weeks for gas. Silicone, on the other hand, does not disappear in the eye and requires a second surgery to be removed. If the patient has a cataract in his eye and it prevents the view of the posterior part of the eye, cataract surgery is also required in the same session.
QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ASKED TO THE DOCTOR AFTER THE SURGERY
The eyes should not be touched by water for a week. While taking a shower, they should only be washed from the neck down. The eye should never be touched or wiped. The drugs prescribed after the operation should be used in a disciplined manner according to the recipe. A slight stinging and burning is normal for 1-2 weeks after the operation. However, in severe pain, a doctor should be consulted. After the operation, the head position is important and it should be learned by asking the doctor how to lie down and for how long, and stay in the said position. It is normal to have low vision if gas is injected into the eye as a result of the operation. It is possible to feel a black shadow in front of the eye.