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Retina Problems and Diseases

The retina is a light-sensitive region of eye that lines the back of the eye. Its thickness is only 0.2 mm and its size is about the size of a dollar. There is a wide variety of retina problems which if not treated soon can lead to complications and even a loss of the vision.

An Overview of Retinal Detachment

The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back wall of the eye. It is responsible for absorbing light and converting it into a signal sent to the brain. A retinal detachment is serious eye condition which involves separation of the retina from its attachments to the underlying tissues.

What is vitrectomy eye surgery

Vitrectomy operation is 90% effective in curing problems of the eye. Eye vitrectomy is recommended to treat problems such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration, scarring of tissues, etc. The recovery time is estimated to be about 5 weeks. In the procedure, the infected vitreous humor gel is removed and replaced with saline water, gas bubble or silicone oil.