Using Intraocular Gas in Retina Surgery

Gas Bubble Used in Vitrectomy to repair retinal detachment or macular hole.  Randall Wong, M.D., Retina Specialist, Fairfax, VirginiaInjecting a “gas bubble” into the eye is commonplace for certain types of retinal surgery.  Not all retina surgery requires use of intraocular gas or air.

Vitrectomy is the basic operation performed by retina specialists.  The vitrectomy is the removal of the vitreous, the watery-gel that fills most of the inside of the eye.

Removing the vitreous allows me to work on the retina;  to repair macular holes, remove epiretinal membranes, f (Read more...)

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