Vitreoretinal diseases are certain eye conditions that affect the retina and the vitreous in your eye. Any damage to these two structures, often with age, could cause eye problems and compromise your vision.
The most common vitreoretinal diseases are:
- Retinal tears
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Retinal Vascular Thrombosis
- Macular pucker and holes
- Posterior vitreous detachment
- Central Serous Retinopathy
Some of these diseases get progressively worse with age. The structures in the eye get weak and cause complications, such as retinal holes or detachments. Even the vitreous in the eye shrinks with age and may lead to macular pucker. At Empire Retina, our specialists will provide you the right treatment to quickly heal and recover.
Vitreoretinal Surgery refers to the operations performed on the retina or vitreous to treat the eye conditions. They are performed mostly using a local anesthetic. These surgeries are relatively quick and have short recovery periods. With recent advancements such as the use of special lens attachments to microscopes and specialized vitrectomy machines, these surgeries have increased precision and reduced risks unlike the traditional eye surgeries.
Vitreoretinal Surgeries are highly effective and usually correct most eye conditions in just one operation. Although most operations have a short recovery period of a few days, it might take longer for your vision to completely return to normal.