Definition of vitrectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈtrektəmē/


The surgical operation of removing the vitreous humor from the eyeball.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: vit·rec·to·my

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