What is 25 Gauge Vitrectomy?

25 gauge vitrectomy is safer due to smaller openings and thinner intrument shafts.Vitrectomy is an eye operation usually performed by a retinal specialist to treat a variety of retinal conditions.  Most vitrectomies are performed to treat:

1.  Retinal Detachments
2.  Epiretinal Membranes
3.  Macular Holes
4.  Floaters
5.  Blood, aka Vitreous Hemorrhage

25 Gauge Vitrectomy is as Safe as Cataract Surgery

For me, this is state of the art.  A 25 gauge vitrectomy uses thinner instruments compared to the older 20 ga (Read more...)

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