Definition of vitrectomy in English:

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vitrectomy

Pronunciation: /vɪˈtrɛktəmi/

noun

[mass noun]
The surgical operation of removing the vitreous humour from the eyeball: vitrectomy may be indicated in cases of retinal detachment [count noun]: my left eye had haemorrhaged, I would need immediate laser treatments and a possible vitrectomy
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  • Within two years of retinal surgery and vitrectomy, patients develop cataracts at a rate approaching 100%.
  • A vitrectomy may be done to remove the shrunken vitreous gel that is pulling on the retina.
  • Endophthalmitis is an acute emergency necessitating an urgent referral for intraocular injection of antibiotics, occasionally combined with vitrectomy surgery.

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