Vitrectomy abroad

Vitrectomy surgery focuses on the middle of the eye in order to remove the vitreous gel from the eye. This may be achieved in the event of a retinal detachment. It also involves the removal of vitreous gel which enables the eye doctor, or ophthalmologist, much better access to the back of the eye. The vitreous gel can also be removed if blood in the result of a vitreous hemorrhage occurs due to the vitreous gel not clearing on its own.

\The procedure involves the surgeon inserting small instruments into the eye. The vitreous gel is cut and then suctioned out. Once the vitreous gel is removed, the surgeon is able to treat the retina with a laser eye surgery which is also known as photocoagulation. They use it to cut or completely remove fibrous or scar tissue from the retina. They can also flatten areas where the retina has become detached. Additionally the doctor can also repair any tears or holes which are in the retina or macula. Silicone oil or a gas is then injected into the eye.

This is in order to replace the vitreous gel and finally restore the eyes usual amount of pressure at the end of the surgery. A vitrectomy is always completed by an eye doctor who has special training in treating problems of the retina. A key reason for the vitrectomy procedure, is to remove blood from the eye's center. When this occurs, it is called a vitreous hemorrhage. When this occurs, doctors suggest to wait for almost up to a year in order to observe whether the vitreous gel will clear by itself. Otherwise, serious complications could arise. If however, the hemorrhage results in severe loss of vision, surgery may be completed much sooner.

Where can I find other Ophthalmology treatments abroad?

There are many Ophthalmology treatments available at high quality clinics all over the world. The most renowned and popular destinations for this specialty are: Ophthalmology Clinics in Spain Ophthalmology clinics in Turkey Ophthalmology clinics in Thaila

Cost of Vitrectomy around world

# Country Average Cost Starting Cost Highest Cost
1 India $2186 $2000 $2223

What affects the final cost of Vitrectomy?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Types of Surgery performed
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses
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About Vitrectomy

A vitrectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the vitreous gel from an eye. The vitreous gel is a fluid contained in the eye which may experience a hemorrhage or cause problems with vision as a result of eye diseases or conditions. A vitrectomy is performed to either remove blood from the vitreous or to gain access to the back of the eye and repair the retina. Recommended for Damaged or detachment retina Vitreous hemorrhage. 

Time requirements Number of days in hospital 1 - 2 days . Generally, patients are able to leave the same day. Average length of stay abroad Around 6 weeks. Patients cannot fly until the air bubble has gone from the eye, which can take weeks or months. It is crucial to get the ophthalmologist's approval before flying, as if there is still an air bubble in the eye it may expand with cabin pressure, causing severe damage. Number of trips abroad needed 1. Time off work 4 weeks. Patients may find it difficult to return to work soon after this procedure, particularly if they have to hold their head in a downward facing position. A vitrectomy can improve vision which has deteriorated as a result of retinal detachement or a vitreous hemorrhage.

Before Procedure / Treatment

Before receiving a vitrectomy, patients should discuss their treatment options with a specialist. Sometimes a vitreous hemorrhage will improve over time and does not require surgical intervention.

It is important to discuss the likely outcomes (how much sight will improve as a result) and also to discuss the aftercare - whether "face down posturing" or other special precautions are needed.,

How it Performed?

The patient is administered with a local or general anesthetic and the eye is then held open use a speculum. The surgeon will then begin by making a small incision into the eye, and using a small suction tube the vitreous gel is removed. Any retinal damaged is then repaired, and if the retina has become detached it will be put back into place. Gas or silicone oil may be injected into the eye to replace the removed fluid and to help restore pressure to the eye.

This procedure uses either a gas bubble or silicone oil to replace the vitreous gel. Patients must follow aftercare instructions carefully to avoid risks associated with this procedure. If silicone oil is used it has to be removed at a later date, once the cornea has healed. Anesthesia Local or general anesthetic.

Procedure duration The Vitrectomy takes 1 to 2 hours. The vitreous gel at the centre of the eye is removed and replaced with silicone gel or gas.,


Patients who are given a gas bubble in the eye, may be restricted in how they position their head. This is called "face down posturing" and ensures that the gas bubble is putting pressure on the retina (ensuring it attaches or repairs).

If a gas bubble was used, flying should be avoided until the pressure is restored, which should be discussed with the doctor. The patient may also be prescribed antibiotic eye drops for about the first week and anti-inflammatory eye drop medications for several weeks.,

Top 10 Hospitals for Vitrectomy

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Vitrectomy in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 BLK-MAX Super Specialty Hospital India New Delhi ---    
2 Thainakarin Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 UCT Private Academic Hospital South Africa Cape Town ---    
5 Primus Super Specialty Hospital India New Delhi ---    
6 JSC Medicina Clinic Russian Federation Moscow ---    
7 Istishari Hospital Jordan Amman ---    
8 Kamineni Hospital India Hyderabad ---    
9 HELIOS Hospital Munich-West Germany Munich ---    
10 Centre International Carthage Tunisia Monastir ---    

Best doctors for Vitrectomy

Following are the best doctors for Vitrectomy in the world:

1 Dr. Dattatraya Muzumdar Neurosurgeon Fortis Hospital Mulund
2 Dr. Supawat Hongsakron Ophthalmologist Sikarin Hospital
3 Dr. Halprashanth D.S. Neurologist Metro Hospital and Heart...
4 Dr. Mohan R. Mithare Ophthalmologist Fortis Hospital Bangalore
5 Dr. Wong Choy Hoong Ophthalmologist Pantai Hospital, Penang
6 Dr. Amit Nagpal Ophthalmologist NMC Specialty Hospital Du...
7 Prof. Jacob Peter Ophthalmologist Hadassah Medical Center

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